October 8th, 2009
05:33 PM ET

Rangel scandal timeline

Program Note: Tune in tonight to hear more from Peter Flaherty tonight on AC360° at 10 p.m. ET.

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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 • Raw Politics
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Annie Kate

    That timeline has a lot of entries – the scope of what he has done is somewhat daunting. Surely there can't be this much smoke and no fire – we have too many crooked congresspeople so I hope no breaks are cut for this person. Congress needs to clean up its act. Its hard to have any respect for any of them with all these wrongdoings keep being unearthed.

    October 8, 2009 at 8:16 pm |
  2. alex lyrics

    Who cares these people don't pay tickets, they don't pay taxes, they don't pay for flights, dinners, or thier houses.

    whats new?

    nothing, we need to do away with donations and fund raising all together.

    We should supply all funding to all candidates.

    this would put a stop to all lobbyest, and curruption

    October 8, 2009 at 7:40 pm |
  3. Tim Gibson

    It is outrageous that he is allowed to hold any kind of position, yet when we consider his like minded friends who have been added to the current cabinet is anyone surprised. Not even surprised by Pelosi defending this criminal behavior.

    I guess what happens in congress stays in congress. To sad though that 99 percent of it is illegal.

    October 8, 2009 at 6:37 pm |