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  • Former PA Democrat Congressman Chaka Fattah Gets 10 Years In Prison For Corruption

    12/12/2016 12:46:16 PM PST · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    Former PA Democrat Congressman Chaka Fattah Gets 10 Years In Prison For Corruption December 12, 2016 PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge has sentenced Former Pennsylvania Congressman Chaka Fattah to 10 years behind bars on charges of racketeering, fraud and money laundering. Earlier this year, Fattah, 60, was convicted of misspending government grants and charity money to fund his campaign and personal expenses, even as he and his TV anchor wife earned more than $500,000 a year. U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle called the Philadelphia Democrat’s crimes “astonishing” given that he and his wife had an annual income that put them...
  • House Dem convicted of corruption resigns

    06/23/2016 11:56:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 23, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Greg Nash Resignation letter at link. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) is resigning effective immediately, he announced Thursday, after initially seeking to remain in Congress despite his conviction on corruption charges. "In my previous letter I indicated a later resignation date in order to provide for an orderly transition of my office after 21 years in the House," he wrote in a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). "However, out of respect for the entire House Leadership, and so as not to cause a distraction from the House's work for the people, I have changed my effective date." Fattah first...
  • Fattah submits resignation — dated Oct. 3 (Milking it to Oct.)

    06/22/2016 4:49:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 22, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Greg Nash Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) submitted a letter of resignation from Congress on Wednesday that laid out his plan to remain as a member through October 3. The letter, sent a day after a jury convicted him of 23 corruption charges, was quickly ripped by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who called on Democratic leaders to join him in demanding Fattah's immediate resignation. "Mr. Fattah has betrayed the trust of this institution and the people of Pennsylvania, and for that he should resign immediately from the House of Representatives," Ryan said in a statement he tweeted out Wednesday. "We...
  • Rep. Chaka Fattah Guilty on All Counts in Corruption Trial [DemocRAT Congressman in Philly]

    06/21/2016 11:29:53 AM PDT · by Enchante · 51 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 06/21/2016 | NBC Staff
    A jury has convicted veteran U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah in a racketeering case that largely centered on various efforts to repay an illegal $1 million campaign loan. Fattah was found guilty of all 22 counts against him, including racketeering, fraud and money laundering. His lawyers had argued that schemes were engineered without Fattah's knowledge by two political consultants who pleaded guilty in the case. Fattah's jovial and calm demeanor didn't change much as the verdict was read....
  • Clinton Superdelegate Chaka Fattah Found Guilty on Corruption Charges

    06/21/2016 3:34:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies ^ | 6/21/16 | Joe Schoffstall
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), a Hillary Clinton superdelegate, was convicted on Tuesday on corruption charges stemming from a racketeering conspiracy in which the congressman and four associates misappropriated thousands of dollars from federal, campaign, and charitable sources. Fattah and four associates were indicted in July 2015 on 29 corruption charges including racketeering, bribery, money laundering, mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, and falsification of records, among other charges. The Department of Justice said Fattah took an illegal $1 million loan from his failed Philadelphia mayoral bid in 2007 and disguised it as a loan to his consulting company. At...
  • Jury convicts Pennsylvania US Rep. Chaka Fattah loan

    06/21/2016 10:59:58 AM PDT · by Phlap · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 06/21/2016
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jury convicts Pennsylvania US Rep. Chaka Fattah in racketeering trial involving donor's secret $1M campaign loan.
  • In testimony, former confidant links Fattah to crimes ['Rat corruption trial in Philly][

    05/26/2016 1:16:32 PM PDT · by Enchante · 8 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 25, 2016 | Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
    For Fattah's failed bid in 2007 to become mayor of Philadelphia, Naylor said, he distributed $200,000 in cash on Election Day from a fund that now lies at the heart of the Justice Department's racketeering conspiracy case. Another top strategist on the campaign, Thomas Lindenfeld, already has testified that he took out a $1 million loan from then-Sallie Mae CEO Al Lord at Fattah's encouragement. Because the donation exceeded city campaign-contribution limits, the loan was made to Lindenfeld's Washington political consulting firm and did not appear on the congressman's campaign filings.
  • Judge denies Fattah lawyers' bid to withdraw (Dem Rep stiffing lawyers by using money to campaign)

    01/28/2016 11:56:23 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies ^ | January 28, 2016 | Jeremy Roebuck
    Quick Summary: Dem Rep. Chaka Fattah is cheating the lawyers defending him in his bribery case by using all of his money to campaign for reelection -- and the Federal judge basically told the lawyers "too bad" A federal judge on Wednesday called U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah's decision to prioritize fund-raising for his reelection campaign above paying his lawyers "particularly unfair" but denied a request from his defense team to withdraw from his corruption case. U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III said that though the lawyers had not been fully paid in months, they were aware of the time and...
  • Dem congressman pushes back at DOJ corruption probe (Chaka Fattah RAT-Pa.)

    08/09/2015 8:33:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/08/15 | Megan R. Wilson
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) took to Twitter on Saturday and attempted to lampoon a federal corruption investigation currently ongoing against him. Fattah and some of his associates have been wrapped up on a wide-ranging probe by the Department of Justice that includes charges of bribery, racketeering, illegal use of campaign funds and theft of charity money. The indictment came out last week. The congressman singled out one specific accusation Saturday – that an aide had secured $50,000 in funding support for a conference that the indictment alleges never occurred. “DOJ indictment falsely says that 'the Fattah founded Annual National Conference...
  • PA Democrat indicted on fed racketeering charges - Pelosi praises for commitment to middle class

    07/29/2015 10:53:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes and Mike Lillis
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) has been indicted on dozens of federal charges surrounding his unsuccessful run for Philadelphia mayor in 2007, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday. The 11-term Democrat, along with four associates, was indicted on 29 federal counts, including bribery, money laundering, falsification of records and multiple counts of bank fraud, among other charges. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell said Fattah and the others "embarked on a wide-ranging conspiracy involving bribery, concealment of unlawful campaign contributions and theft of charitable and federal funds to advance their own personal interests.” “When elected officials betray the trust and...
  • Pakistan still holding bin Laden's wives, children

    05/08/2011 8:58:06 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 12 replies
    Journal Gazette ^ | May 8, 2011 | MUNIR AHMED
    ISLAMABAD — Pakistani authorities still have three of Osama bin Laden's wives and eight of his children in custody, nearly a week after the U.S. raid that killed the Saudi terrorist leader, and no countries have asked for their return, the government said Sunday. Pakistan gained custody of bin Laden's family members after the covert U.S. operation on May 2 that killed the al-Qaida chief and four others at his hide-out in the northwestern city of Abbottabad and further strained relations between the two nations. Their questioning could provide more information on the U.S. military operation and help reveal how...
  • Two U.S. Airmen Killed in Shooting at Germany's Frankfurt Airport

    03/02/2011 12:01:15 PM PST · by Mozilla · 73 replies
    foxnews ^ | 3-2-11 | Associated Press
    The attack came as the bus sat outside Terminal 2 at the airport, according to Frankfurt police spokesman Manfred Fuellhardt. The bus driver and a passenger were killed, and one person suffered serious wounds and another light injuries, he said. A source tells Fox News that the shooter yelled "Allah Akbar" when opening fire on the U.S. military personnel. He then dropped his gun at the scene, ran into the terminal and was subdued. U.S. Air Force Europe spokeswoman Maj. Beverly Mock said all four victims were airmen. They were all based at the Lakenheath military base in Britain. A...
  • Hamas' 54 Democratic Congressmen

    01/28/2010 4:33:09 PM PST · by Salem · 15 replies · 803+ views
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | 26 January, 2010 | Daniel Greenfield - Sultanknish
    Keith Ellison, widely hailed as America's first Muslim congressman, could more accurately be described as CAIR and Hamas' man in Congress. Congressman Ellison has been a regular presence at CAIR fundraisers and at pro-Hamas rallies in the United States. As a former member of Farrakhan's Nation of Islam , Ellison has enough anti-semitic and Islamist credentials to satisfy anyone, and had expressed openly anti-semitic beliefs in the past. Since Ellison got his start with CAIR , his attempt to provide support for Hamas is completely unsurprising. Both Hamas and CAIR are projects of the Muslim Brotherhood, which also helped...
  • Rep. Chaka Fattah Calls for "March on Washington" Sept. 13 to Demand Passage of ObamaCare - Video

    08/22/2009 6:51:36 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies · 700+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 22, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Pennsylvania Democrat Rep. Chaka Fattha calling for a "March on Washington" by liberals to demand a Government-run Health Care "Public Option." Fattah is calling for such a march on September 13. Fattah says a "Public Option" is a "necessity." He says the House will move a bill in September that will have a "Public Option," and he believes their is enough support in the Senate to do so as well. He believes a massive March on Washington as Congress is about to pass legislation will help put it over the top. . . . . (Watch...
  • Obama's Endorsement of Anti-Semitic Bigot May Backfire in Pennsylvania

    03/27/2008 10:33:15 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 2 replies · 214+ views ^ | 3/11/08 | Debbie Schlussel
    Apparently, Obama went out of his way to endorse a pan-Islamist, anti-Semitic, anti-Israel bigot and one of the most radical Members of Congress--Congressman Chaka Fattah (that his last name is the same as one of the manifestations of the PLO isn't exactly a coincidence)-- in the Democratic Primary for Mayor of Philadelphia, last year. Fattah, for example, was one of 62 Democrats voting against a House resolution in favor of Israel's right to defend itself against Palestinian terrorism and also build a border fence to keep terrorists out.
  • Chaka Fattah (D-PA)

    04/28/2007 5:39:23 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 28 replies · 1,000+ views
    Penn State ^ | Unknown | Rachel Goehring
    Chaka Fattah was born to Russell Davenport and Frances Brown on November 21, 1956, under the name Arthur Davenport. His parents divorced when he was young, and his mother soon remarried to a man she met at a national conference on black power in 1968. Following this conference, his mother decided to change her name to Falaka Fattah, to acknowledge her African ethnicity, and Arthur she renamed Chaka Fattah.
  • Fattah Leading In Philadelphia Mayoral Race

    01/05/2007 6:37:08 AM PST · by philsfan24 · 21 replies · 658+ views
    Susquehanna Polling and Research ^ | 12/28/2006 | James Lee
    Fattah - 29% Brady - 10% Evans - 12% Nutter - 12% Knox - 9% Dougherty - 5% Undecided - 21% Street: Approval Rating - 48% Disapproval Rating - 45%
  • Toeing the Party Line

    08/25/2006 8:36:06 AM PDT · by Miami Vice · 1 replies · 508+ views
    The Evening Bulletin ^ | 8-25-06 | Michael P.Tremoglie
    Hezbollah is the terrorist organization that was responsible for killing more than 200 Marines who were on a peacekeeping mission in Lebanon more than twenty years ago. Hezbollah also was responsible for the kidnapping, torture, and murder of U.S. Marine Col. William R. Higgins in 1988 and CIA Beirut station chief William Buckley in 1984. Hezbollah shot U.S. Navy Seabee Diver Robert Stethem, during a 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847, and dumped his body onto the Beirut airport tarmac. Representative John Dingell, a Democrat from Michigan, who publicly stated during a July 30 an interview with Michigan TV station...
  • March Raid Killed bin Laden Associate, Officials Announce

    04/13/2006 4:46:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies · 892+ views
    BAGHDAD, April 13, 2006 – Coalition and Iraqi forces killed a wanted extremist with high-level terrorism ties during an early morning raid March 27 near Baghdad's Abu Ghraib district, Multinational Force Iraq officials here announced today. Rafid Ibrahim Fattah, also known as Abu Umar al-Kurdi, had ties to Taliban members in Afghanistan, Pakistan-based extremists, and al Qaeda senior leaders including Osama bin Laden and Ayman al Zawahiri, officials said. He also had ties with Jaysh al Islami -- "The Islamic Army in Iraq" -- and the Iraqi resistance group Ansar al Sunnah. Over the past six months, the Kurdi worked...
  • 'I Am About to Praise a Liberal'

    09/20/2004 6:44:48 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 40 replies · 1,434+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/20/04 | Cal Thomas
    I am about to praise a liberal, a Democrat and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus (search). No, there's nothing wrong with your TV and you have not inadvertently tuned to one of the broadcast networks. This is still FOX News Channel. Congressman Chaka Fattah (search) of Pennsylvania has proposed eliminating the cumbersome and to most of us indecipherable tax code and replacing it with a consumption tax. Instead of individuals and corporations paying a tax on earnings, Fattah wants to tax what we buy, sell, trade or acquire. He estimates the current system costs the government $200 billion...