Rangel Guilty on 11 of 13 Counts

Full ethics panel now takes up the matter
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2010 11:33 AM CST
Rangel Guilty on 11 of 13 Counts
A file photo Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

In a not-so-shocking development, Charlie Rangel's odd defense gambit of walking out of the room claiming he can't afford to pay his attorneys hasn't saved him. A House ethics subcommittee found him guilty on 11 of 13 counts today, reports the Hill. It now goes to the full panel, with most betting that he'll eventually receive a formal reprimand of some sort but not expulsion. The more serious charges accuse him of soliciting donations from people with business before the Ways and Means panel he once led. (More Charles Rangel stories.)

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