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US Rep. Chaka Fattah Has Been Convicted of Politcal Corruption

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posted on Jun, 21 2016 @ 03:20 PM
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A jury has convicted U.S congressman Chaka Fattah in a racketeering case that largely centered on efforts to repay an illegal $1 million campaign loan.

The Associated Press reports:




U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah was found guilty of all counts against him, including racketeering, fraud and money laundering. His lawyers had argued that the schemes were engineered without Fattah's knowledge by two political consultants who pleaded guilty in the case.

The 59-year-old Democrat had been in Congress since 1995 and served on the powerful House Appropriations Committee. But he lost the April primary and his bid for his 12th term. His current term ends Jan. 2.

Fattah had little reaction to the verdict, but he kept a smile on his face as he conferred with his lawyers afterward.


The Philadelphia Inquirer adds




"Prosecutors also charged the congressman in a bribery scheme involving Herbert Vederman, one of Fattah's most prolific fund-raisers and a Rendell-era deputy mayor. Through cash payments to the congressman's children, college tuition payments for his au pair and $18,000 given to help purchase a vacation home in the Poconos, Vederman bought Fattah's support in seeking appointment by the Obama White House to an ambassadorship, government witnesses alleged. He, too, was charged in the case and convicted of racketeering conspiracy."


Chaka remains free on bail and has yet to resign from office...




posted on Jun, 21 2016 @ 03:24 PM
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He is now a legend in the minds of many Democrats.

A great Vice-Presidential selection !!!



posted on Jun, 21 2016 @ 04:09 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen



He is now a legend in the minds of many Democrats.


Do you honestly have to turn everything into Republican vs Democrat? Your propaganda is getting old.



posted on Jun, 21 2016 @ 04:18 PM
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Like all Democrats in office he is a leach



posted on Jun, 21 2016 @ 04:23 PM
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Oh Oh !!!

This meathead is a Hillary Super delegate too !!

Clinton Superdelegate Chaka Fattah Found Guilty on Corruption Charges




posted on Jun, 21 2016 @ 04:24 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: xuenchen



He is now a legend in the minds of many Democrats.


Do you honestly have to turn everything into Republican vs Democrat? Your propaganda is getting old.


Political Madness is the best conspiracy of all !!



posted on Jun, 21 2016 @ 04:52 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

And right on cue you turn it into a Hillary thread. How predictable.



posted on Jun, 21 2016 @ 05:06 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: xuenchen

And right on cue you turn it into a Hillary thread. How predictable.


I did it Here too.




posted on Jun, 21 2016 @ 05:11 PM
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well at least they got 1 of them..

Guess thats better than none.



posted on Jun, 21 2016 @ 06:30 PM
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a reply to: TheAmazingYeti

Say whuuuuuuuut? A DEMOCRAT?

Shocking. Truly. ( sarcasm intended )



posted on Jun, 22 2016 @ 11:36 PM
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Scumbag in a suit



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