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Juror in fraud case was excused for crediting Holy Spirit

Juror in fraud case was excused for crediting Holy Spirit
A juror claimed in 2017 that the Holy Spirit told him that Florida politician Corrine Brown was innocent of her fraud and tax charges. Now, lawyers are fighting over whether it was OK to replace him.

There’s nothing wrong with belief in answered prayers or in answered prayers themselves,” they wrote.A juror claimed in 2017 that the Holy Spirit told him that Florida politician Corrine Brown was innocent of her fraud and tax charges.Most Read Brown’s lawyers are currently arguing that the original judge, Timothy Corrigan, discriminated against an unidentified juror on the basis of religion when he dismissed him for his comments about the Holy Spirit, according to a filing obtained by the News Service of Florida.Corrine Brown, pictured in 2016, was released from prison earlier this year.

(SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images) The conviction was upheld in January, but the ruling was thrown out and the 11th U.Circuit Court of Appeals is now preparing for a preliminary hearing in late February about a possible new trial.

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