July 29, 2015 •
Philadelphia Congressman Indicted on Political Corruption Charges
The U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictment of Rep. Chaka Fattah on several charges including bribery; conspiracy to commit wire, honest services, bank, and mail fraud; and money laundering. The Philadelphia congressman is accused of misappropriating federal grant money, arranging a federal grant in lieu of a payment to a political consultant, and other acts such as using the money to pay off his son’s student loans.
The indictment also includes four members of Rep. Fattah’s campaign and congressional staffs.
The congressman has served 11 terms and is the ranking member on the Appropriations Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee.
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