by Sierra Marlee | June 23, 2016 5:34 pm
A Hillary Clinton-related Democrat has been forced to resign after he was found guilty of multiple fraud charges including, but not limited to, racketeering, bank fraud, mail fraud and wire fraud. This does not bode well for the presumptive Democratic nominee.
From Western Journalism:
Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.), who was convicted earlier this week of charges including racketeering, bank fraud, mail fraud and wire fraud, has announced his resignation, effective on Thursday, Politico reported.
Responding to the news of the conviction Tuesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan issued a statement Wednesday calling for Fattah to step down immediately. “Mr. Fattah has betrayed the trust of this institution and the people of Pennsylvania, and for that he should resign immediately from the House of Representatives,” Ryan said. “We must hold members to the highest ethical standard, and I hope that Democratic leaders will join me in seeking his immediate resignation.”
Fattah had previously stated he would resign in October; however, in a letter on Thursday to the speaker, Fattah wrote, “In my previous letter I indicated a later resignation date in order to provide for an orderly transition of my office after 21 years of service in the House. However, out of respect for the entire House Leadership, and so as not to cause a distraction from the House’s work for the people, I have changed my effective date.”
In a Philadelphia courthouse on Tuesday, a jury found Fattah guilty of numerous federal charges, including bribery and money laundering.
Since several of the charges carry a 20-year sentence, Fattah could face life in prison. Sentencing is set to take place in October.
In a statement shortly after his conviction, Fattah said, “Today’s decision notwithstanding, it has been my privilege to serve the constituents of the Second Congressional District for over 20 years.”
Shocking; a Democrat accused of breaking the laws.
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