Former Congressman Chaka Fattah was sentenced to ten years in prison for money laundering and bribery that included misusing charity money and government grants for his own personal use.
The 11-term lawmaker immediately relinquished his post as the top Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees the Justice Department after his indictment last July.
The fate of U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah will soon be determined; closing arguments are expected Monday in his corruption trial. The Pennsylvania congressman is facing 29 charges, including racketeering, bribery, and bank fraud. Fattah and four others are accused of taking an illegal one million dollar loan to pay for his failed 2007 mayoral bid. The congressman is […]
Longtime Philadelphia Rep. Chaka Fattah became the first person to lose the House primary on Tuesday night. Rep. Fattah’s legal troubles may have hindered him from clinching the victory against Rep. Dwight Evans. Evans was the front-runner with 43 percent of the votes; Fattah trailed behind with 36 percent, reports Politico. Last year, Rep. Fattah was indicted […]
Shaun King, a racial justice activist, denied that he told a false story about being the victim of an attack tied to racism.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America will launch a campaign on July 31st to offer safe and affordable after school programs to ethnic and low…