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. i rock you dont

    No bannanas for that monkey today

    November 16, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. DavidC

    CPT O – you are SO right. Sad, but it DOES keep things interesting

    November 16, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. The Dude

    I see CNN is pulling comments they don't like even though not in violation in their terms of use.

    November 16, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. The Dude

    @DavidC... Impeachment is not reserved only for the president. Do some research before acting like a know-it-all.

    November 16, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ian

    the dude is right CNN is pulling comments. guess calling pols "slimyus ratticus" is not acceptable.

    November 16, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ian

    Slap on the wrist coming up. Pols (s. r.) who live in glass houses CANNOT throw stones. N color is not involved, thievery, venality and arrogance r what ol' Charlie suffers from.

    November 16, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. DavidC

    Dude – I don't recall saying that it was reserved for a president, did I? While technically true, there has never been a house member impeached, and only one senator. There's little need to go to the time and trouble of an impeachment, is there, since each chamber has power to discipline their memberships. I'm not a no it all but I DO know how congress works. Now perhaps you'll tell us what you'd like to see in an impeachment?

    November 16, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. DavidC

    Thievery and arrogance are what thy all suffer from

    November 16, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. The Dude

    @DavidC... You said "Dude – Members of Congress aren’t impeached."

    And you just conceeded, correctly so, that one Senator has... a Senator is a member of Congress.


    November 16, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. DavidC

    Dude – if you wish to gloat, please enjoy it, but I see you didn't answer my question. Remember, senators are not member of the house, I'd still like to see what you'd like in an impeachment

    November 16, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. The Dude

    No, Senators are not members of the House, but Senators ARE members of Congress.

    And what I'd like in an impeachment is a conviction and then see Rangel expelled, especially being (former) Chairman of Ways and Means. But there are other mechanisms by which this could be accomplished, Impeachment, however, could be one of those mechanisms.

    November 16, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  12. DavidC

    Dude – you DO know that impeachment does determine guilt or innocence, right?

    November 16, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. DavidC

    Dude- correction- Doesn't determine

    November 16, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. DavidC

    Since Rep. Rangel has been found guilty impeachment is unnecessary

    November 16, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. duke

    You better run charlie,since you got caught with your hand in the cookie jar already.

    November 16, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
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