US House Panel: New York Congressman Charles Rangel guilty of violating Ethics rules

By on Nov 17, 2010 in International, Politics, United States, World Comments

A US House panel today found New York Congressman Charles Rangel guilty of 11 counts of violating the Ethics rules, as published on international news sites on Tuesday.

According to the reports, 80-year-old Democrat Representative Charles Rangel who was re-elected last month was found guilty for 11 out of 13 charges filed against him.

This include his ‘failure to pay some taxes, improper solicitation of charitable donations and failure to report his personal income accurately that had brought dishonor on the House’.

The decision was made by the US House Ethics Committee which was composed of four Democratic and four Republican lawmakers, and is schedule to meet again on November 18 for the decision of penalty, if there will be.

On the other hand, Charles Rangel, who resigned his post as the head of the House Ways and Means Committee to give way for the investigation, apparently walked out walked out of the proceedings shortly after the hearing against him began.

“I object to the proceedings, and I, with all due respect, since I don’t have counsel to advise me, I’m going to have to excuse myself from these proceedings,’’ Representative Charles Rangel said in his abrupt speech.

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