Rangel Establishes Legal Defense Fund

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Charles Rangel has established a defense fund that will allow supporters to help pay his legal bills.

The New York Democrat still owes money to his former lawyers, who represented him in an ethics case that ended with his censure by the House.

He also wants to hire new lawyers to defend him before the Federal Election Commission. A nonprofit group filed a complaint saying Rangel improperly paid legal bills from a political action committee.

The Charles B. Rangel Legal Expense Trust was authorized by the House ethics committee.

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  • by Mary Anne Location: Jackson on Dec 31, 2010 at 12:16 AM
    Let's see...he represents the Harlem district of New York City. This very same district voted practically 100% for obama. Does that tell you anything? Corruption knows no color...
  • by Ricardo Location: Lansing on Dec 29, 2010 at 05:23 AM
    Well, lets see..He is a crook, got caught with his fingers in the pie, the proper (although very slowly) action was taken, so now he wants the people to bail him out? Oh well. a typical politician I guess. Thank you. Ricardo
  • by Big g Location: Mason on Dec 29, 2010 at 04:50 AM
    Any loser that donates to this mans defense fund is crazy and needs help. He makes #180,000 a year and is the chairman of the House Ways and Means committee, (He writes your tax laws). He should go to his condo in the Caribean and retire.
  • by Blake on Dec 28, 2010 at 10:00 PM
    And anyone would want to help finance this for WHAT reason???
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