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Charlie Rangel's Ethics Problems Continue

1:34 PM, Dec 6, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Last week, veteran congressman Charlie Rangel was censured by his House colleagues. Today, Rangel's ethics problems continue:

The Federal Election Commission is investigating a complaint that Rep. Charles Rangel improperly used his National Leadership PAC to fund his legal defense on ethics charges for which he was censured Thursday, The Post has learned.

The FEC is acting on a complaint by the National Legal and Policy Center filed after The Post reported last month that Rangel paid nearly $400,000 from his PAC.

Lawmakers are only allowed to use money in their individual campaign funds for legal fees, or they can set up legal defense funds for such costs.

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