Longtime Philadelphia Congressman Chaka Fattah was found guilty on June 21, 2016 of illegally misappropriating federal, campaign and charitable funds totaling into the hundreds of thousands of dollars in a 29-count indictment. The charges stem from a series of questionable earmarks steered toward his friends and even back from his time unsuccessful run for Philadelphia mayor in 2007.
The ex-Congressman and the President have a history.
His lawyers are claiming the controversial dismissal of a juror is likely to lead to a new trial.
The longtime legislator is expected to surrender in late January to begin his sentence.
He’s still convicted of the biggest count he faced.
The full text of the resignation letter he addressed to House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Michael Nutter is being discussed as a potential replacement for Fattah should there be a special election.
Rather than call for Fattah to resign, politicians have expressed sadness.
A federal jury found Philly’s recently-ousted Representative guilty of 29 charges. Here’s what you need to know.
Fattah was convicted on all 29 counts criminal corruption charges he faced.