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US Rep. Fattah Steps Down After Racketeering Conviction

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Thursday, 23 Jun 2016 01:10 PM

Democratic U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah of Philadelphia has resigned from Congress two days after his conviction in a racketeering case.

The 11-term congressman said Thursday that he'll leave earlier than planned out of respect for House leadership and to avoid being a distraction.

Fattah had said this week he would leave office when he is sentenced in October.

The 59-year-old lost the spring primary weeks before his trial began.

A jury on Tuesday convicted him on all 22 counts in a case that centered on his misuse of federal grants and non-profit funds to repay an illegal $1 million campaign loan.

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Democratic U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah of Philadelphia has resigned from Congress two days after his conviction in a racketeering case. The 11-term congressman said Thursday that he'll leave earlier than planned out of respect for House leadership and to avoid being a...
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