11.16.2010 0

Rangel Found Guilty

Charlie Rangel was found guilty of 11 violations of House ethics.

According to Politico:

A special eight-member panel of the House ethics committee, after deliberating for roughly six hours, found that there was “clear and convincing evidence” that Rangel had violated House ethics on 11 of the 13 charges he faced heading into a rare public ethics trial.

Rangel, 80, walked out of his ethics trial on Monday, complaining that he had not been given enough time to find new legal counsel after parting ways with his previous law firm last month.

The full ethics committee will now consider punishment for Rangel, and possibly refer the case to the House floor with a recommendation for a sanction against the lawmaker.

Rangel was reportedly spotted shortly after yelling, “Don’t touch my junk!”

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