July 8, 2016

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.”

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a non-profit legal watchdog group dedicated to holding public officials accountable for their actions. For more information, please visit www.citizensforethics.org or contact Jordan Libowitz at 202.408.5565 or [email protected].