November 16th, 2010
12:48 PM ET

House panel finds Rangel guilty of ethics violations

A House ethics subcommittee found longtime Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel guilty Tuesday on multiple violations of House rules.

The subcommittee, according to California Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren, the ethics committee chairwoman, found "clear and convincing" evidence of guilt on 11 of 12 counts, including failing to pay taxes on a home in the Dominican Republic, misuse of a rent-controlled apartment for political purposes and improper use of government mail service and letterhead.

The veteran New York congressman was cleared of a charge relating to an alleged violation of the House gift ban.

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  1. DavidC

    Oh please! Censure at the worst

    November 16, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rika

    you or I would have gone to jail or lost our job..
    him..well he gets to take a note to his Mom..
    Charlie been a bad boy..
    he will stand on those Capitol steps..
    and shout,,'FK u stupid people..
    and get back to stealin..
    sadly we let him..
    so who's the dummy..

    Rika

    November 16, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. The Dude

    Yes I do... In effect, indictment by the House and subsequent trial in the Senate. Expulsion from office could be one of the outcomes if convicted.

    November 16, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. The Dude

    Actually, the impeachment process, does, at it's conclusion, determine guilt or innocence.

    November 16, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tony M

    That's

    GUILTY GUILTY GUILTY!!!*

    *thanks to G. Trudeau and his Doonesbury comics for the inspiration.

    November 16, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. The Dude

    Actually I am wrong. Impeachment is the indictment, or statement of charges, with a seperate trial in the Senate.

    In any case, Rangel is a dirtbag, and should resign.

    November 16, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. CaptainObvious

    @David: I think politics should be boring. I'd be ok with giving elected officials more money if they could get their act together. Athletes get guaranteed money with performance bonuses, so why not Washington? We don't pay taxes to be entertained, but we do pay taxes to have these clowns represent us. If I want to be entertained I will see a movie.

    November 16, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
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