Former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah Receives Ten Year Sentence

Written by on December 8, 2016

Former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, convicted last June on 29 counts of racketeering and corruption charges, was sentenced on Monday, December 12 to a ten year prison term – the second longest sentence ever given to someone who has served in Congress.

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Federal prosecutors originally advised that they would seek a sentence of 17-22 years for Fattah. His legal team noted in court papers that politicians convicted of far more serious crimes had received less jail time, and that the appropriate sentencing range to consider in this situation would be 11 to 14 years, at most.

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