She pleaded guilty to one count of bankruptcy fraud for withholding
During the exchange with Farinash in
Farinash then showed a photo of
"I thought I gave you everything," she protested.
Brown invoked her Fifth Amendment right to remain silent and avoid self-incrimination 61 times during the hearing, avoiding questions about her role at Brown's Tax Service, which Ponzi victims allege was a front for a wide-ranging scheme to defraud windows and retirees out of their savings.
But Brown's attorney,
"She realized about two days later that she had more, she turned it in of our own volition, but the damage was already done," Little said. "This was one act."
Though creditors are out more than
Despite allegations against the Brown's business practices and questions about how they funded such a lavish lifestyle through a small rural tax service, the family enjoys support among many in the community, Little said
"She has strong relationships with her siblings, and she has a grown son and grandchildren who are dear to her," her attorney said. "Plus she had many friends in the community who said good things about her, she has a strong church behind her and has been employed through all this."
Brown's jail term begins
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