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Ethics Committee: Charlie Rangel Guilty

Special House committee finds NY congressman guilty on 11 of 13 charges.

12:14 PM, Nov 16, 2010 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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Politico reports:

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) has been found guilty on 11 ethics charges, ending a two-year investigation into his personal finances.

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.

Ken Spain, NRCC spokesman, released the following statement:

This decision is the nail in the coffin of what Nancy Pelosi promised would be the ‘most ethical congress in history.’ The arrogance of power that defined the Democrats reign over the House of Representatives was overwhelmingly rejected on November 2nd, and today’s ruling is further proof that the American people were right.

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