Charles Rangel convicted of ethics violations


Reuters
November 16, 2010

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Democratic Representative Charles Rangel, Congress’ former chief tax writer, was convicted by a congressional panel on Tuesday of ethics violations, many dealing with personal finances.

A congressional ethics subcommittee found the veteran representative guilty of 11 counts, including failing to report rental income and improper use of a rent-stabilized apartment and soliciting charitable donations from people with business before Congress.

The panel’s chairwoman, Democrat Zoe Lofgren, said there was “clear and convincing evidence” against Rangel, 80, from New York.

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The House of Representative Ethics Committee — five Democrats and five Republicans — will now consider punishment, which ethics experts predict will likely be censure or reprimand by the full House, possibly later this week.

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