U.S. Rep Corrine Brown loses seat to former State Sen. Al Lawson amid criminal indictment and

U.S. Rep Corrine Brown has lost her seat to former State Sen. Al Lawson, amid a criminal indictment and a  revamped district.

Brown has represented a Jacksonville-based congressional district since 1993.  She was one of the first three African-Americans elected to Congress from Florida since Reconstruction.  

Her district, which once stretched south to the Orlando metropolitan area, was redrawn for the 2016 congressional races, to include many rural counties along the Florida-Georgia border.

Brown has pleaded not guilty to multiple fraud charges and other federal offenses stemming from an investigation into what prosecutors call a phony charity turned into a personal slush fund.