Charlie (Taxes?? What Taxes??) Rangel Convicted on 11 Counts of Ethics Violations

Gee, now if only the IRS would go after the sleazy mutherfucker for tax evasion.

Saying he was “deprived of due process,” Rep. Charles Rangel, once one of the most influential House members, was convicted today on 11 counts of breaking ethics rules and now faces punishment.

After the conviction, Rangel said the committee’s decision was wrong.

“How can anyone have confidence in the decision of the ethics subcommittee when I was deprived of due process rights, right to counsel and was not even in the room?” he said. “I can only hope that the full committee will treat me more fairly, and take into account my entire 40 years of service to the Congress before making any decisions on sanctions.

……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 originally charged with 13 counts of financial and fundraising misconduct.

No one really believes that Rangel will get anything other than a slap on the wrist by Congress. He won’t resign, nor will they demand it.

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