October 7th, 2009
05:58 PM ET

Rangel scandal timeline

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Peter Flaherty
President, National Legal & Policy Center

With the spotlight this week on House Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY), we found this timeline of his current issues posted by the National Legal and Policy Center.

July 11, 2008- New York Times’ David Kocieniewski reports that Rangel occupies three rent-stabilized apartments in a luxury building, and uses a fourth as a campaign office.

July 14, 2008- NLPC files Complaint with the Federal Election commission alleging use of a rent-stabilized apartment for a campaign office comprises an illegal corporate contribution from the landlord. Rangel announces he will close the office.

July 15, 2008- Christopher Lee of the Washington Post reports that Rangel solicited donations on Congressional letterhead to the so-called Charles B. Rangel School of Public Service at City College of New York (CCNY), in violation of House rules.

Find the rest of the timeline here...

Filed under: Ethics • Keeping Them Honest • Raw Politics
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Larry

    Nothing will be done about Charles Rangel, he is too powerful and people in government are afraid of what damage he could do to their careers.

    October 7, 2009 at 9:30 pm |
  2. Annie Kate

    This man is a crook – with the timeline of misdeeds against him my one question is why hasn't Congress moved to oust him from office sooner? As much as Congressional people get paid we as citizens are perfectly in our rights to expect them to be honest, have no conflicts of interest, and to report all income and pay taxes on it just like we do.

    October 7, 2009 at 8:31 pm |
  3. JC-Los Angeles

    It's becoming quite clear that Charles Rangel knows the ways and has the means to live a corrupt existence.

    Therefore, none of us should be the least bit surprised that he chairs the House Ways and Means committee.

    October 7, 2009 at 8:28 pm |
  4. mike tn

    charles rangel is the person this country needs to watch because he holds the purse strings of this country and he will spend them like obama has.he is like ted kennedy when it comes to give away programs.it does not matter what it cost because it does not come out of their pockets.it comes out of the peoples pocket.so everyone

    October 7, 2009 at 8:07 pm |
  5. Mari

    What's amusing is that the GOP wants Rangel to resign..... so why not force Ensign to resign also?


    October 7, 2009 at 7:27 pm |
  6. Enough

    Rangel needs to be fired, now, plain and simple. The Democrats are dragging their feet because they want his vote. Enough of these tax and spend liberals who blatantly evade their taxes. What are taxes just for us simple folk and not them. Rangel and Geithner should both be thrown in jail. No wonder Liberals don't mind raising taxes..........they don't pay them.

    October 7, 2009 at 7:09 pm |
  7. Tim Gibson

    Another prime example of our corrupt political landscape left untouched by justice.

    October 7, 2009 at 6:43 pm |

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