A federal judge on Monday sentenced former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown to five years in prison on fraud and other charges related to a purported charity for poor students that she used as a personal slush fund.
Brown, 71, was ordered to turn herself in to authorities no earlier than Jan. 8. She represented a Florida district that included Jacksonville during her nearly 25-year career.
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If you’re going to be flying American Airlines during Christmas week, you may be in Trouble:
A potential travel disaster is waiting to happen and could wreck havoc for thousands of flyers during the Holiday. A possible travel nightmare was caused by a computer glitch for American Airlines that could cause many to miss the holidays with their family and loved ones.
Thousands of American Airlines flights could be grounded during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. A computer malfunction affects pilots’ bid for vacation time and caused a scheduling situation that left over 15,000 flights without pilots. The scheduling error gave time off to too many cockpit crew members during the last two weeks if December.
Last week, management disclosed a failure within the pilot schedule bidding system,” the Allied Pilots Association said in a statement. “As a result, thousands of flights currently do not have pilots assigned to fly them during the upcoming critical holiday period.” ,” American Airlines spokesman Matt Miller said on Wednesday. American Airlines is already attempting to fix the situation before it becomes a gargantuan P.R. nightmare.
The worldwide airline may attempt to bribe pilots to work by promising extra pay. American Airlines sent an email to employees offering one-and-a-half times their normal rate of pay to entice them to work, which is the maximum allowed in their contract.