Chaka Fattah was convicted in June on more than 20 counts of racketeering, bribery and fraud.
Donald Trump's name lends itself to all sorts of mashed-up words, but we find it doesn't really work with the big story of the week. British voters decided to take the so-called "Brexit" (or "British exit") from the European Union.
His resignation is "effective immediately."
Rep. Chaka Fattah, an entrenched Democratic incumbent from Philadelphia, lost his primary Tuesday night after being indicted
The charges largely stem from his efforts to conceal and pay back an illegal $1 million loan from an unidentified Virginia businessman for his mayoral campaign, federal prosecutors said.
In normal years, this would be the official kickoff to the political Silly Season. This year, however, is not normal, as instead we're right at the kickoff of Presidential Debate Season, and the votes are already in -- the silly subject we're all going to obsess over this year is named Donald Trump.
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Authorities claim that Fattah and four others were involved in "several schemes" intended to further their "political and financial interests."
Recent events cause the citizen to ask whether there are any rules that might prevent members of the criminal class from also being members of a Congressional class.
Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) defeated Republican Armond James in Tuesday's midterm election race for Congress. Below, more live