BREAKING : Congressman Charles Rangel (D) found guilty of violating 11 House rulesSubmitted by Neverquit on Tue, 11/16/2010 - 15:00
WASHINGTON — Rep. Charles Rangel, once one of the most influential House members, was convicted Tuesday on 11 counts of breaking ethics rules and now faces punishment.
An ethics panel of eight House peers deliberated over two days before delivering a jarring blow to the 20-term New York Democrat's career. Rangel was charged with 13 counts of financial and fundraising misconduct.
The conviction also was another setback for Democrats who lost control of the House to the GOP in the midterm elections.