Fresh from the WaPo,
Committee finds N.Y. Rep. Charles Rangel guilty of ethics violations
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) was found guilty Tuesday of breaking 11 separate congressional rules related to his personal finances and fundraising efforts for a New York college.
A House ethics subcommittee that handled the trial now sends the case to the full committee for the equivalent of sentencing.
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The panel reached its decision after a second day of closed-door discussions about the case. Mr. Rangel walked out of the disciplinary proceeding early Monday, protesting his lack of a lawyer and saying he could no longer afford one and shouldn’t be forced to proceed without one.
Later that day, the panel accepted as fact the entire prosecution case against Mr. Rangel, indicating that he would almost certainly be found to have violated some ethics rules.
On Tuesday, the panel of eight lawmakers announced they had concluded his actions were violations of ethics rules regarding the use of congressional staff and stationery, as well as requirements to accurately report his assets and improperly using a rent-stabilized residential apartment as a campaign office.