Congressman Chaka Fattah Indicted on Racketeering Charges

Written by on July 30, 2015

Congressman Chaka Fattah, the democratic U.S. representative for Pennsylvania’s 2nd congressional district for twenty years, was indicted on July 29 on racketeering charges for variety of corruption schemes spanning several years.

Congreeman Fattah has denied any wrongdoing and indicated that he and his attorney had not yet reviewed the indictment.

The indictment runs 85 pages (click here to read) and accuses Fattah, as well as a handful of his associates, of participating in dishonest practices to hide the ways money was borrowed and repaid for activities related to Congressman Fattah’s elections and political service. They are also accused of falsifying documents.

More information is available from a variety of sources, including NPRCNN, and Philly.com.


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