In response to the Justice Department’s indictment of Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL) and her Chief of Staff on public corruption charges, CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder issued the following statement:

“CREW has long questioned the relationship between Rep. Brown and One Door. The indictments of Rep. Brown and her Chief of Staff, if proven, are part of a disturbing trend of lawmakers using their office to benefit themselves, friends and family. While it is disheartening to see a member of Congress accused of such serious crimes, we applaud the Justice Department for continuing to build on the indictments of Sen. Menendez and Rep. Fattah to establish a pattern of more aggressively enforcing corruption laws and holding public officials accountable when they abuse their office.”