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Corrine Brown's fate sealed, but name of Gainesville transit facility still in flux

Corrine Brown Transit Facility/WGFL

It's been six months since former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown was convicted on fraud charges but Gainesville city leaders have yet to discuss whether the transit facility that bears her name should be renamed.

Brown on Monday was sentenced to serve five years in prison for taking money intended for a charity serving poor students.

The city named the 13th Road facility after Brown in 2014 because she was instrumental in finding federal funding for it. Since her conviction residents have started pushing for a new name but city leaders have yet to discuss it, spokesman Chip Skinner said.

He said currently there are no plans to discuss the issue.




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