Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Veteran Congressman Rangel Found Guilty Of Corruption

November 19, 2010 by  

Veteran Congressman Rangel found guilty of corruptionA House ethics subcommittee found Representative Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) guilty of 11 counts of corruption charges on Nov. 16.

According to USA Today, the eight-member committee concluded that Rangel, who has served his congressional district since 1971, violated House ethics rules by soliciting millions of dollars in donations, housing a campaign office in a rent-stabilized apartment in Manhattan, and failing to disclose assets and pay some taxes.

The case will now be brought to a full ethics committee, which will recommend a punishment for Rangel.

On Nov. 15, Rangel requested a delay for the hearing because he claimed he did not have enough time to hire a new legal team, but that motion was denied by the subcommittee. According to media reports, Rangel said that he wasn't being treated fairly and that he deserved to have a lawyer before the trial commenced.

After Rangel walked out of the proceedings, members of the subcommittee moved to a closed session and decided that the trial would continue without the congressman's presence. In a written statement, Rangel condemned the panel's decision to proceed and called it a violation of "the most basic rights … guaranteed to every person under the Constitution," quoted by CNN

Special To Personal Liberty

You Sound Off! is written by our readers and appears the last Wednesday of each month. If you would like to submit an article or letter to the editor for consideration for You Sound Off!, send it to yousoundoff@personalliberty.com by the Friday before the last Wednesday of the month. To be considered, a submission should be 750 words or less and must include the writer's name, address and a telephone number. Only the writer's name will be published. Anonymous submissions will not be considered.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Veteran Congressman Rangel Found Guilty Of Corruption”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.