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US Rep. Brown's lawyers seek to withdraw in corruption case

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown is having trouble hiring lawyers to defend her in a corruption case stemming from a purported charity that federal prosecutors say was an $800,000 personal slush fund.

The Jacksonville Democrat's latest pair of lawyers asked last week to withdraw after only two days. Attorneys Mark NeJame and David Haas said in a court filing they had irreconcilable differences with Brown and that their dealings were tinged with hostility and distrust.

A Jacksonville federal judge has set a hearing Tuesday on their request to withdraw. Federal prosecutors want Brown's representation issue settled so the case can move forward. She's had three sets of lawyers.

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