The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit will rehear a case in which a trial court judge removed a juror who said information from “My Father in Heaven” led to him to state at the outset of deliberations that a former member of Congress was not guilty on a host of corruption counts.
Thursday’s vote for an en banc review of the case vacated January’s 2-1 decision upholding the judge’s decision in the matter of former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Florida. After a two-week trial in 2017 she was convicted of 20 of 24 fraud and tax counts, sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars. (She was released in April due to concerns that, at 73, she was particularly susceptible to the coronavirus, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.)
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