WASHINGTON (AP) – A House Ethics Panel has found Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York guilty on 11 counts of breaking House rules.
The full Ethics Committee will next conduct a hearing on the appropriate punishment for the former chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. The Committee will then make a recommendation to the House.
Possible punishments include a House vote deploring Rangel’s conduct, a fine and denial of privileges.
The eight-member Ethics Panel had sat as a jury to judge Rangel’s conduct. The 80-year-old congressman from Harlem was charged with 13 counts of financial and fundraising wrongdoing.
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