Charlie Rangel Charged With Multiple Ethics Violations, Willing To Fight…

- By Bossip Staff

Rep. Charles Rangel, who has spent half of his 80 years as a member of Congress, says he looks forward to fighting ethics charges. Other Democrats won’t be so pleased. The ethics trial sought by the New York congressman and former Ways and Means Committee chairman will coincide with campaign season. Democrats will have to defend their party’s conduct. If enough of them lose, the party could cede control of the House. Republicans are already going negative, reminding voters that Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised to “drain the swamp” of ethical misdeeds in Congress.

Rangel had a choice. His lawyer had been negotiating with the House ethics committee to settle his case. But to end it, Rangel would have had to accept the allegations. Rangel had been willing to accept some, but that didn’t satisfy the committee, according to a person familiar with the talks but not authorized to be quoted by name.

“I look forward to airing this thing,” Rangel, who is tied for fourth in House seniority, told reporters Thursday, insisting the allegations against him have no substance.

“I am pleased that, at long last, sunshine will pierce the cloud of serious allegations that have been raised against me in the media,” he said.
It was disclosed Thursday that Rangel is being charged with multiple ethics violations. The ethics committee won’t reveal the specific charges until next Thursday at a public meeting. However, several persons familiar with the allegations, who were not authorized to discuss them publicly, said some of the charges against Rangel, who has spent 40 years in Congress, were related to:

_Rangel’s use of official stationery to raise money for the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service at City College of New York.

_His use of four rent-subsidized apartment units in New York City. The city’s rent stabilization program is supposed to apply to one’s primary residence. One had been used as a campaign office, raising a separate question of whether the rent break was an improper gift.

_Rangel’s failure to report income as required on his annual financial disclosure forms. The committee had investigated his failure to report income from the lawmaker’s rental unit at the Punta Cana Yacht Club in the Dominican Republic. Rangel also belatedly disclosed hundreds of thousands of dollars in investment assets.

Rangel is 80-years-old. Perhaps it’s just time to retire.

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  • bklynlady

    I’M SO FCKING TIRED OF THESE CR@CKERS TRYING TO BRING SO MAN BLACK MEN DOWN! IM FCKING TIRED OF IT!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bx2dadeath

    His time is up.
    The civil rights era politician is over.
    New blood is needed.
    Though Obama and Kwame Kilpatrick are polar opposites,
    but both are disappointing.

  • Tom the Negro

    GO TO JAIL ! DO NOT STOP IN HARLEM! YOU HAVE SOLD IT OUT! GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL! DO NOT CRY FOR BLACK PEOPLE BECAUSE YOU HAVE SOLD THEM OUT ALSO.

  • Ladybug

    We know what this is about somebody white wants his spot so there going to ruin his reputation and tear him down, politics is a bloodsport if I were him at his age I would just retire I’m sure he has a nice pension.

  • ANNOYED

    CHARLIE RANGEL IS NO ANGEL!

    HE DID SOME SHADY CRAP AND PLUS HE OWNED A COUPLE OF APARTMENTS IN LOW INCOME HOUSING WHERE AS FAMILIES WHO NEEDED A PLACE FOR THEM TO LIVE HAD TO FIND OTHER MEANS BECAUSE THIS OLD FART WAS HOGGING UP AVAILABLE EMPTY APARTMENTS!

    THAT RIGHT THERE WAS JUST DIRTY!

  • RazeKane

    Rangel has been gettin away with favors and questionable ethics for years, and the dems just looked the other way because of his seniority. He will never go to jail because of his powererful connections and influence as well as his age. Rangel has done a lot for AA, especially in his district. At some point Charlie became so powerful and influential, that he thought he can get away with anything. Gotta give it to though , he played the white mans game for sooo long and got away with abuse of power. Charlie gotta realize the white power elite will always last longer at that game.

  • Yes Indeed

    typical politician

  • http://aol ebonieladi

    @ANNOYED
    7/23/10, 10:31:am
    CHARLIE RANGEL IS NO ANGEL!

    HE DID SOME SHADY CRAP AND PLUS HE OWNED A COUPLE OF APARTMENTS IN LOW INCOME HOUSING WHERE AS FAMILIES WHO NEEDED A PLACE FOR THEM TO LIVE HAD TO FIND OTHER MEANS BECAUSE THIS OLD FART WAS HOGGING UP AVAILABLE EMPTY APARTMENTS!

    THAT RIGHT THERE WAS JUST DIRTY!
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    Agree. This shyster never lived up to what Adam
    Clayton Powell did for the residents of Harlem.
    A.C. Powell provided housing, jobs, ended the discrimination in hiring in Harlem by boycotting stores, he was beloved by Harlem residents. In Congress they went to every extreme to oust him because he was concerned about the rights and well being of people of color. This joke here did nothing of significance for the people of Harlem in all of his years. He sold us right down the drain. You now see more White People living in Harlem than Black people because he did not make sure that there was enough affordable housing available for it’s residents. Now every new housing being built or renovated in Harlem is not affordable and residents have to relocate elsewhere. I say good riddance to him.

  • dee

    Typical politician behavior. I don’t think there is such a thing as an honest politician.

  • stationdrive

    Glok, what about my offer. . . .(i know the truth)?

  • RazeKane

    @Ebinieladi and Glok

    This joke here did nothing of significance for the people of Harlem in all of his years. He sold us right down the drain. You now see more White People living in Harlem than Black people because he did not make sure that there was enough affordable housing available for it’s residents.
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    (Revision) Now that I’ve seen the whole tape…lol, I do know that rangel was instrumental in decreasing narcotics traffic in harlem during the heavy drug period, but after looking a little deeper I’ve discovered that he really is a good politician and very charming and your right, rangel really didn’t do anything significant in his district or for AA. I see that Rangel wanted to legalize numbers and wanted to relax prostitution laws. Now the harlem empowerment sone that he cofounded is a project that I wonder about. If this was suppose to be something positive for the community, why have their been so many black families displaced ? So, the guy was around for a long time and did have great power and influence, but really didn’t utilize it for the greater good for AA…SMH.

  • Kay2

    Politicians are all the same. Their only concern is for themselves and the only color that matters in Washington is green. Democrats and Republicans all have the same goal-to disenfranchise the poor, while the middle class pays outrageous taxes to keep unlimited funds coming in so they can wreak havoc on the economy.

  • ANNOYED

    @EBONIELADI….SEE WHAT I MEAN!
    THEIR MOVING BLACK PEOPLE OUT OF HARLEM
    THEIR LIKE PARASITES!

  • Glok.... Great Day in the Morning!

    RAZEKANE …CHARLIE IZ OUT FOR CHARLIE ONLY HE DONT GIVE A PHUK ABOUT N.OBODY NOT EVEN HIS OWN FAM …I HAVE A BUILDING UNIT STANDING RIGHT NEXT TO HIS…AND I WAS GIVING HIM GRIEF ABOUT HIM GETTING HIS PHUKKING TREES OFF MY SIDE AND GETTING HIS BUDDY …I CALL HIM RANGEL RAT FROM ATTACKING GABAGE ON MY SIDE…I FINALLY GOT HOLD OF HIM AND HE SENT HIS WIFE TO DO HIS BIDDING ..HE A DUCK ..AND A KISS AZZ TO THE CLINTONS!

  • http://aol ebonieladi

    @RazeKane
    Now the harlem empowerment sone that he cofounded is a project that I wonder about. If this was suppose to be something positive for the community, why have their been so many black families displaced ? So, the guy was around for a long time and did have great power and influence, but really didn’t utilize it for the greater good for AA…SMH.
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    My point exactly.

    @Annoyed

    The whitewashing of Harlem is in full effect.

  • http://aol ebonieladi

    I just heard that he plans to run for re-election. I have never voted for him and there has never been a viable candidate to challenge his seat. I hope that someone this time around has the guts to challenge him in the next election. Maybe someone like Keith Wright or Robert Jackson,who actually do something for the residents of Harlem.

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  • b

    the hanky in Rangel’s pocket looks like the reporter holding money in Charlie’s face. That would be so d*** funny if it were really like that. LOL!
    SMH!

  • auntdoggandauntfail

    I hope they get rid of him. The fact that he is on the ethics committee and that he has been accused of unethical behavior is ridiculous. You broke the law, now you need to be punished like everybody else. Time to go.

  • what is that?

    i seen them interview him on cnn.. and dude is too cool..call him “cool-breeze”..what up with all the black politician, now being investigated,since our president obama. been elected…

  • ANNOYED

    @EBONIELADI…THOS WERE GOOD AS WELL!

    WELP, HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND AND BE SAFE!

  • http://aol ebonieladi

    @Annoyed

    You too. I will be in all weekend. They’re talking about 100+ weather this weekend. The outside will not be seeing me.

  • James

    The guy is a con and should have been out of office years ago. When people stay in office to long they all go corrupt it seems. we need term limits for everybody. Including supreme court, don’t need some peeing and pooping themselves on the bench.

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