Charles Rangel Ethics Panel Investigation

A gift to New York Rep. Charles Rangel’s primary challenger: A House investigative committee has charged Rangel with multiple ethics violations. While the exact nature of the charges is unknown, Rangel was accused of several misdeeds: using official stationary to raise money for the Charles B. Rangel center; using his position as the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee to benefit donors to the Rangel center; keeping four rent-controlled apartments in New York City; taking two Caribbean vacations on corporate dollars; and failing to report hundreds of thousands of dollars, or more, in assets. The case will now go to a House trial and is all but assured to drag on into election season.