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Rangel to pals: Pay my lawyers (Please help tax-cheat Charlie with your $5K donation)
NY Post ^ | 12/29/10 | S.A. MILLER

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.

**SNIP**

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ethics; lawyers; rangel; taxes
He should be getting Sosha Security by now. He's livin' large all by himself. Maybe the family could kick in, too. They look healthy enough.


1 posted on 12/29/2010 10:05:54 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Sorry Charlie. That “friend” thing was based on your being in power.

Welcome to the world.


2 posted on 12/29/2010 10:10:48 AM PST by glorgau
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To: Libloather

My check is in the mail Charlie.


3 posted on 12/29/2010 10:11:31 AM PST by Graybeard58
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To: Libloather
Take a deep breath and hold it Charlie.
You can exhale when I send the check. . . . . . . .
4 posted on 12/29/2010 10:15:17 AM PST by DeaconRed (I could waltz across Texas with You. . . . . . . . .)
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To: Graybeard58

Everyone donate $.05...


5 posted on 12/29/2010 10:15:48 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

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.


6 posted on 12/29/2010 10:25:03 AM PST by suthener
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To: Libloather

Funny...but I’d be in jail had I not paid my taxes...or maybe the Secretary of the Treasury.


7 posted on 12/29/2010 10:28:25 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Libloather
The Harlem Democrat -- who was "punished" with a "humiliating" House censure

Edited to add quotation marks reflecting the true "sting" of the punishment.

8 posted on 12/29/2010 10:57:22 AM PST by Hardastarboard (Bringing children to America without immigration documents is child abuse. Let's end it.)
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