That is one corrupt politician: https://t.co/bSnsaTLdLx
— Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow) June 21, 2016
Cong Fattah (D-PA) found guilty of bribery, racketeering, money laundering, bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, and more
— Peggy Venable (@pvenable) June 21, 2016
More about that:
Fattah, 59, had been charged with bribery, racketeering, money laundering, bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, and filing false statements as part of a years-long criminal scheme that even included Fattah lobbying President Barack Obama for an appointment for one of his alleged co-conspirators. Fattah was found guilty on all charges.
Fattah could face as much as 20 years in prison on the bribery charges, but it is not yet clear how long a prison term they will seek. Fattah is likely to appeal his conviction.
Well, at least Rep. Fattah’s putting on a happy face:
— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) June 21, 2016
And why shouldn’t he? It’s not like there haven’t been plenty of other criminal Democratic politicians who get off easy.
Perhaps the Congressman just lacked a good Fattah figure growing up
— Logan Dobson (@LoganDobson) June 21, 2016
Evidently so did the congressman’s son:
Fattah’s son, Chaka Fattah, Jr., is already in prison on bank and tax fraud charges. He is serving a five-year sentence.
Apples, trees … you know the drill.
Convicted Rep. Fattah gives no indication he'll imminently resign in statement just now. But says "I respect our nation’s judicial system"
— Cristina Marcos (@cimarcos) June 21, 2016
So if Fattah doesn't resign on his own, it will be up to House Ethics Cmte to move against him, per House aides.
— John Bresnahan (@BresPolitico) June 21, 2016