A judge sentenced former congresswoman and convicted felon Corrine Brown to 5 years in federal prison Monday morning during a short hearing at the U.S. federal courthouse in downtown Jacksonville.
Judge Tim Corrigan issued the sentence for Brown to serve 60 months, about 5 years, in federal prison after she was found guilty on 18 counts of corruption.
Brown, who was emotional following the lengthy sentencing, is also required to pay $62,650.99 in restitution to the IRS. She must also pay a portion of $452,515.87 in restitution to others.
All three defendants will be able to voluntarily surrender to prison sometime after Jan. 8, 2018, Corrigan said. All three defendants will be required to turn over passports.