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Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) on Tuesday was found guilty of all charges in a federal corruption trial.
Fattah and four associates had been charged with 29 counts related to bribery, money laundering, fraud and racketeering.
After Tuesday's conviction, Fattah could face a lengthy prison term. The charges related to conspiracy, falsification of records and mail fraud each carry sentences of up to 20 years in prison.
Fattah borrowed $1 million from a donor during his unsuccessful campaign for Philadelphia mayor and later repaid part of the loan by using funds from charitable and federal grants received by his nonprofit.
The Justice Department said Fattah also used funds from his mayoral and congressional campaigns to help pay off his son’s student loan debt.
originally posted by: AmericanRealist
a reply to: xuenchen
Man, if only they would be as thorough investigating that with from Arkansas, then our country future may actually be safe. Minus one from PA, that should help out for election time, even if only a little bit.