A former congressional candidate convicted of fraud has announced her plans to run again for Congress –despite facing a three-year prison sentence.
A jury found Shaun Brown guilty in October of overstating numbers in a summer feeding program, in order to get fraudulent reimbursement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Last week, a federal judge sentenced Brown to three years in prison.
Brown made a statement in front of the federal courthouse in Norfolk Wednesday morning before turning herself over to the U.S. Marshals Office.
In her statement Wednesday, Brown announced she plans to run for the Third Congressional District. Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Newport News) currently holds that seat.
Brown previously ran as the Democratic candidate for Virginia’s Second Congressional District in 2016 — when she lost to Scott Taylor — and tried to run again last year as an independent.
She is also ordered to serve one year of house arrest, three years of probation and pay $90,000 in restitution.