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Charles Rangel stiffs NY taxpayers on rent for district office (And blames Republicans)
American Thinker ^ | 04/07/2014 | Rick Moran

Posted on 04/07/2014 7:12:00 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Rep. Charles Rangel, censured by Congress in 2010 for a variety of misdeeds, including non-payment of taxes on his Dominican villa, didn't pay any rent on his district office in Harlem for all of 2013.

His "excuse": his office lost the lease. But that's OK, said New York state. Instead of having to pay back rent. the state cut the real estate company a check for $87,000.

New York Post:

“I finally heard back from Congressman Rangel’s office and it seems we haven’t gotten the signed lease back because they lost it!” OGS real-estate specialist Sydney Allen wrote in a July 30, 2013, e-mail to a colleague that was ­obtained by The Post.

Rangel paid $7,253 in monthly rent on the 125th Street office he has rented since 2000, expense reports from 2012 show. But the payments stopped for all of 2013.

Incredibly, instead of demanding payment of the back rent and late fees from its deadbeat legislative tenant, the state cut him a huge rent break.

The state says it allowed Rangel in March 2013 to enter into a new sweetheart deal in which he could postpone paying six months of rent. That “abatement” money has still not been paid, nor has the other six months of missed rent from 2013, a OGS official said.

The state comptroller approved a $101,000 lease between Rangel and OGS on Dec. 26, 2013, retroactively covering the period back to April 2013 and future months through December 2014, records show. The 21-month deal resulted in a deeply reduced rent of $4,809 a month.

When The Post last week inquired about the year of missing rent, Rangel’s office and OGS blamed federal sequestration, not the lost lease referenced in agency correspondence.


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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: charlesrangel; nyc; rent
And here's the excuse:

“As everyone knows, the GOP sequester not only constrained our nation’s economy, but also strained the budget of congressional offices,” said Rangel spokeswoman Hannah Kim.

Folks, it doesn't matter what Rangel does, his constituents WILL always vote for him. He could be found killing someone in broad day light and still his position would be safe. That's what his district has become... They are voting for a reflection of themselves.

1 posted on 04/07/2014 7:12:00 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Of course Charlie cheated the taxpayers. He cheated them last year and the year before. He probably cheated them before breakfast. That is just what Charlie does.

And yes you are right, in certain districts they vote color only.


2 posted on 04/07/2014 7:15:32 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: SeekAndFind
PJTV Salutes Real Members of Congress: Charlie Rangel, Mr. Tax-Law Writing Tax Evader ....
3 posted on 04/07/2014 7:16:07 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SeekAndFind

If they are going to have local offices, then they shouldn’t have DC offices. They should all remote in to Washington. There really is no good reason for them to not tele-commute. It would save a fortune and would keep them more in touch with their constituents and away from that toxic leftist water in DC.

We can also keep a closer eye on them.


4 posted on 04/07/2014 7:20:07 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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“his constituents WILL always vote for him. He could be found killing someone in broad day light and still his position would be safe.”

Yep just like marion berry, or obama for that matter or elijah cummings or.......................well you get the idea.


5 posted on 04/07/2014 7:21:13 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: SeekAndFind

He is a pig


6 posted on 04/07/2014 7:31:46 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just another downpayment on reparations because this old fool was fortunate to be born half black. Obviously, there’s a big reward for that.


7 posted on 04/07/2014 7:35:48 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SeekAndFind

What a piece of work.


8 posted on 04/07/2014 7:36:13 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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9 posted on 04/07/2014 7:39:08 AM PDT by PLD
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To: SeekAndFind
Ahhh, Live Is Good!


10 posted on 04/07/2014 8:40:40 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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I am just about to write a check for $40,000 to uncle Obama to pay my fair share. How can I use the Rangel defense and just get a censure amd keep that money?


11 posted on 04/07/2014 12:03:02 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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