Tags: rangel | sues | boehner

Rangel Sues Boehner Seeking to Reverse House Ethics Censure

Image: Rangel Sues Boehner Seeking to Reverse House Ethics Censure New York Rep. Charles Rangel

Monday, 22 Apr 2013 04:17 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
New York Rep. Charles Rangel sued House Speaker John Boehner and six other lawmakers, saying evidence was withheld from a House probe that led to Rangel’s censure for several ethics violations.

The House was “knowingly deceived” by members of the ethics committee, including a fellow Democrat, California Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Rangel claims in a complaint filed Monday in federal court in Washington. The committee withheld a memo by former committee staff warning the proceedings against him had been tainted by misconduct, Rangel alleges.

“The suppressed material would probably have led to a different outcome,” Rangel’s lawyer, Jay Goldberg, said in the complaint. Rangel alleges that “had he known the facts,” he would have “made a motion to dismiss by reason of wrongdoing.”

Rangel, a former Ways and Means Committee chairman, was censured by the House in December 2010 for violations including using a rent-controlled apartment as a campaign office; using congressional stationery and staff to seek donations for an academic center named for him at City College of New York; filing erroneous financial-disclosure statements; and failing to pay taxes on rental income for 17 years.

The Federal Election Commission last year fined Rangel $23,000 over the rent-controlled apartment. The FEC said the use of the apartment was a campaign contribution in excess of legal limits and should have been reported by Rangel’s campaign committee and his leadership political action committee.

Duncan Neasham, a spokesman for Lofgren, said in a phone interview that he had not seen the complaint and declined to comment immediately. Michael Steel, a spokesman for Boehner, didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment on the lawsuit.
 

© Copyright 2014 Bloomberg News. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Obamacare Falls Short in Enrollees Age 18-35 With a Low 28%

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 10:32 AM

The Obama administration has announced that the number of people age 18-35 enrolled in Obamacare is 28 percent — a figur . . .

North: 'Unconscionable' for NYT to Link Veterans to Klan

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 09:32 AM

It was "unconscionable" for The New York Times to publish an op-ed piece linking U.S. veterans to the Ku Klux Klan, basi . . .

Gun Owners of America: Bloomberg More Like Satan

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 09:32 AM

A pro-gun group likens former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Satan for his campaign against gun ownership, aft . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved