Charles Rangel Convicted On 11 Counts Of Ethics Violations
It didn’t take long for the subcommittee hearing Congressman Charlie Rangel’s case to come back with a verdict:
WASHINGTON — A House ethics panel has found Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York guilty on 11 counts of breaking House rules.
The full ethics committee will next conduct a hearing on the appropriate punishment for the former chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. The committee will then make a recommendation to the House.
Possible punishments include a House vote deploring Rangel’s conduct, a fine and denial of privileges.
Apparently, the reason Rangel was convicted on all 13 charges is that the committee found two of the counts to be duplicitive. In any event, no we’re on to the punishment phase. Don’t expect expulsion.