FBI accountant: Ex-City Council members spent funds on personal expenses


should always ask for children.
How did the day go and what
happened at school today so way How did the day go and what
happened at school today so way
for parents to keep those kids happened at school today so way
for parents to keep those kids
safe and be their child’s for parents to keep those kids
safe and be their child’s
advocate. safe and be their child’s
advocate.
So today, we’re learning more advocate.
So today, we’re learning more
about the case against 2 former So today, we’re learning more
about the case against 2 former
City Council members in about the case against 2 former
City Council members in
Jacksonville. And why they’re City Council members in
Jacksonville. And why they’re
being charged with skimming Jacksonville. And why they’re
being charged with skimming
money from government loans for personal use. The 4th day of personal use. The 4th day of
testimony in the federal fraud personal use. The 4th day of
testimony in the federal fraud
and conspiracy trial of Katrina testimony in the federal fraud
and conspiracy trial of Katrina
Brown and Reggie Brown has and conspiracy trial of Katrina
Brown and Reggie Brown has
just finished. This is some Brown and Reggie Brown has
just finished. This is some
video Katrina Brown leaving the just finished. This is some
video Katrina Brown leaving the
courthouse this afternoon. video Katrina Brown leaving the
courthouse this afternoon.
Today prosecutors delved into courthouse this afternoon.
Today prosecutors delved into
the bank accounts of businesses Today prosecutors delved into
the bank accounts of businesses
associated with the companies the bank accounts of businesses
associated with the companies
in question. News 4 Jax associated with the companies
in question. News 4 Jax
reporter Jim Piggott has been in question. News 4 Jax
reporter Jim Piggott has been
in court all week following reporter Jim Piggott has been
in court all week following
this case is joining us live in court all week following
this case is joining us live
now Jim. this case is joining us live
now Jim.
♪ You know can we just learned You know can we just learned
information about this case of You know can we just learned
information about this case of
of some loans that Katrina information about this case of
of some loans that Katrina
Brown was trying to applying of some loans that Katrina
Brown was trying to applying
for. Brown was trying to applying
for.
>>But she was using altered for.
>>But she was using altered
bank records so on her way out>>But she was using altered
bank records so on her way out
of court today tried asking bank records so on her way out
of court today tried asking
about that but her stand by of court today tried asking
about that but her stand by
attorney about that but her stand by
attorney
♪ attorney

also did all the talking today ♪
also did all the talking today
and talked about this case so also did all the talking today
and talked about this case so
far. and talked about this case so
far.
We’ve got a far.
We’ve got a
complex city, a financial We’ve got a
complex city, a financial
statements that frankly, no one complex city, a financial
statements that frankly, no one
can understand so let’s see statements that frankly, no one
can understand so let’s see
what happened but we understand the doctored statements on the doctored statements on
those records, those bank the doctored statements on
those records, those bank
records is that a concern that those records, those bank
records is that a concern that
they were not gotten yet records is that a concern that
they were not gotten yet
they’re not on yet but what do they were not gotten yet
they’re not on yet but what do
you think that I mean you never they’re not on yet but what do
you think that I mean you never
did say you know they were you think that I mean you never
did say you know they were
doctored those were doctored did say you know they were
doctored those were doctored
bank rather she’s he’s got doctored those were doctored
bank rather she’s he’s got
nothing to say on that cake bank rather she’s he’s got
nothing to say on that cake
that those are statements for nothing to say on that cake
that those are statements for
today, thank you very much.>>But we also learned more>>But we also learned more
about Reggie Brown’s>>But we also learned more
about Reggie Brown’s
involvement in all of this about Reggie Brown’s
involvement in all of this
today as well. involvement in all of this
today as well.
♪>>During testimony today, the>>During testimony today, the
focus was on bank accounts of 2>>During testimony today, the
focus was on bank accounts of 2
company set up by Reggie Brown focus was on bank accounts of 2
company set up by Reggie Brown
as well as Katrina Brown’s company set up by Reggie Brown
as well as Katrina Brown’s
family barbecue sauce business as well as Katrina Brown’s
family barbecue sauce business
and how they were connected. family barbecue sauce business
and how they were connected.
Well going into court this and how they were connected.
Well going into court this
morning I asked Reggie Brown Well going into court this
morning I asked Reggie Brown
about that if he’s worried that morning I asked Reggie Brown
about that if he’s worried that
those transactions show his about that if he’s worried that
those transactions show his
involvement, lots of bank those transactions show his
involvement, lots of bank
transactions. I mean. involvement, lots of bank
transactions. I mean.
>>That now are kind of transactions. I mean.
>>That now are kind of
pointing to you is that>>That now are kind of
pointing to you is that
a concern. pointing to you is that
a concern.
>>Absolutely not I would never a concern.
>>Absolutely not I would never
deny that it was not a>>Absolutely not I would never
deny that it was not a
transaction that really thought deny that it was not a
transaction that really thought
he was the one who did it in transaction that really thought
he was the one who did it in
business so I have no concerns he was the one who did it in
business so I have no concerns
about those transactions at business so I have no concerns
about those transactions at
all. about those transactions at
all.
>>Reggie Brown’s attorney all.
>>Reggie Brown’s attorney
pointed out in cross>>Reggie Brown’s attorney
pointed out in cross
examination that some of the pointed out in cross
examination that some of the
checks deposited into the examination that some of the
checks deposited into the
account were not signed by checks deposited into the
account were not signed by
Reggie Brown. Only endorse with account were not signed by
Reggie Brown. Only endorse with
his company’s name much of the Reggie Brown. Only endorse with
his company’s name much of the
day’s testimony was with a his company’s name much of the
day’s testimony was with a
forensic accountant for the day’s testimony was with a
forensic accountant for the
FBI. He went over transactions forensic accountant for the
FBI. He went over transactions
from each of the 3 bank FBI. He went over transactions
from each of the 3 bank
accounts in his testimony he from each of the 3 bank
accounts in his testimony he
showed how nearly $150,000 went accounts in his testimony he
showed how nearly $150,000 went
from Reggie showed how nearly $150,000 went
from Reggie
Brown’s companies to Katrina from Reggie
Brown’s companies to Katrina
Brown’s family business, the Brown’s companies to Katrina
Brown’s family business, the
barbecue sauce companies. Brown’s family business, the
barbecue sauce companies.
The biggest expense was paying barbecue sauce companies.
The biggest expense was paying
back their The biggest expense was paying
back their
government loan but remember back their
government loan but remember
Reggie Brown’s company was government loan but remember
Reggie Brown’s company was
getting paid from that loan. Reggie Brown’s company was
getting paid from that loan.
But the account also showed how getting paid from that loan.
But the account also showed how
all 3 accounts were used for But the account also showed how
all 3 accounts were used for
what appears to be personal all 3 accounts were used for
what appears to be personal
expenses at restaurants what appears to be personal
expenses at restaurants
department stores, as well as expenses at restaurants
department stores, as well as
paying Katrina Brown’s department stores, as well as
paying Katrina Brown’s
apartment rent. Things are moving Things are moving
along the prosecution may rest Things are moving
along the prosecution may rest
their case tomorrow meaning along the prosecution may rest
their case tomorrow meaning
Katrina Brown let’s start their case tomorrow meaning
Katrina Brown let’s start
calling witnesses. Katrina Brown let’s start
calling witnesses.
>>She’s having some trouble calling witnesses.
>>She’s having some trouble
getting some of them here so we>>She’s having some trouble
getting some of them here so we
may hear her witnesses tomorrow getting some of them here so we
may hear her witnesses tomorrow
and some on Monday may hear her witnesses tomorrow
and some on Monday
and it’s likely that we could and some on Monday
and it’s likely that we could
see this case go to the jury by

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