Skip to comments.Rangel to pals: Pay my lawyers (Please help tax-cheat Charlie with your $5K donation)
Posted on 12/29/2010 10:05:50 AM PST by Libloather
Rangel to pals: Pay my lawyers
By S.A. MILLER Post Correspondent
Last Updated: 4:47 AM, December 29, 2010
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Charlie Rangel has set up a defense fund to help pay the mountain of legal bills from his unsuccessful effort to beat ethics charges.
The Harlem Democrat -- who was punished with a humiliating House censure -- is asking supporters to pitch in up to $5,000 a year to the Charles B. Rangel Legal Expense Trust.
He also could use the defense fund to bankroll the DC lawyer he's hired, Bill Oldaker, to fend off his latest legal problem.
The Federal Elections Commission is investigating a complaint that Rangel improperly used his National Leadership PAC to pay his attorneys in the ethics case. The FEC is acting on a complaint by the National Legal and Policy Center filed after The Post first reported last month that Rangel paid almost $400,000 from his PAC.
Members of Congress are allowed to use money in their individual campaign funds only for legal fees, or they can set up legal defense funds for such costs.
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Sorry Charlie. That “friend” thing was based on your being in power.
Welcome to the world.
My check is in the mail Charlie.
Everyone donate $.05...
A member of the U.S. House of Representatives is asking for donations for his legal fund. Nope, no potential for corruption there. In a sane world, there is no way this would be legal.
Funny...but I’d be in jail had I not paid my taxes...or maybe the Secretary of the Treasury.
Edited to add quotation marks reflecting the true "sting" of the punishment.