Skip to comments.Punishment Phase for Charlie Rangel Set for Thursday
Posted on 11/18/2010 6:36:55 AM PST by Libloather
Punishment Phase for Charlie Rangel Set for Thursday
Posted: November 17, 2010
WASHINGTON It took House investigators 2½ years and a jury of congressional peers two days to conclude Rep. Charles Rangel of New York violated House rules.
A decision on his punishment will be much quicker. Possible sanctions include a House vote deploring his conduct, a fine and denial of certain privileges.
The House ethics committee set a hearing Thursday on the appropriate punishment for Rangel, a Democrat who formerly wielded great influence as chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee.
That's only two days after an ethics panel of eight House members, sitting as a jury, found that Rangel's financial and fundraising conduct violated ethical standards.
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Rangel, who has been without a defense team for weeks, can waive the hearing and ask the committee to deliberate his punishment.
The ethics committee chairman, Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California, said Tuesday night that the panel will vote on a recommended punishment after the hearing ends.
In rapid order:
The jury panel that found Rangel guilty on 11 counts of ethical wrongdoing will issue what could be a stinging report explaining its conclusions.
The sanctions hearing will follow.
The full ethics committee will recommend a punishment to the House, possibly a censure vote deploring Rangel's conduct. Rangel also could be fined and lose some House privileges.
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NY is special. We had a prostitute as governor and he got away with it.
Take Remedial Income Tax Preparation 101 before tax season-2015; watch the Jerry Springer show 5 days running; no desserts for a week.
That should do it...
Pffft...Wrist-slaps are too "extreme" for corrupt liberal black pols. There will be NO punishment. Period.
So if I just write “Charles Rangel Exemption” on my 1040 nest year and hide 1/2 of my income, will I just get a strogly worded letter of reprimand? Then at my audit if I just storm out saying “I can’t afford this” will they just call it even?
I’ll bet the Democrats give him a really, really stern warning not to do it again - that’ll show him!
“Bad dog! No biscuit.”
Does he get to keep those rent controlled apartments???????
They should expel his corrupt ass and put him in jail where he belongs.
Turnabout would seem fair play
Live Streaming of Charlie the TUNA gettin’ his just dessert on CSpan3
or go to cspan.org and click on link there...
If...IF...there is ANY honor and dignity in our Congross, Charlie will be KICKED OUT...
Currently citing prior history of ethics violations in the House and what the results of those violations were. Traficant mentioned for cheating on taxes and HE was expelled...
Rangel just sits there, breathing a bit heavy...with his buddy Major something from GA.
Let there be true justice and EXPELL the SOB!!! Drain the SWAMP Nancy-Poo!
I’m predicting a fine, sanctions but no expulsion....
Yeah...sad to say but true.
Guess you have to drown somebody in a car going off a bridge to get into REAL trouble...wait, what??
Hey Charlie remember the theme song from that old TV show starring Robert Blake ? The one where he was a cop ? Beretta was the name of the show I believe. It went something like this.....” Don’t roll the dice if you can’t pay the price.....don’t do it “........” don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time......don’t do it “. You helped write the tax laws that you broke....and you want mercy ? And don’t use your military service either as a plea for mercy. You cheapen that service for all who have / are serving. The IRS would have jammed it to Audie L Murphy himself if he cheated on his taxes. Remember what they always told us in the Army Charlie ? Lead by example......not a very good example are you Charlie ?
Ethics committee recommends Censure instead of tossing his lying, cheating, corruption filled body out of Congress!
How much did Charlie pay them off with?
Charlie has tons of Campaign slush funds available to spread around
Charlie has tons of debts owed to him by lobbyists
Worst case, Charlie should be a government witness against graft, corruption in the House, Senate and special interests.
Did Obama have a hand in getting Charlie off?