Prosecutors say U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah has been convicted of orchestrating multiple frauds aimed at enriching himself and preserving his political career. Linda So reports.
Longtime Philadelphia congressman Chaka Fattah has been convicted of fraud. Prosecutors say the 59-year-old politician orchestrated multiple schemes aimed at enriching himself and preserving his political career. He was found guilty of more than two dozen counts of racketeering, bribery and fraud following a month-long trial in federal court. Prosecutors say Fattah misappropriated hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign, charity and taxpayer money in a series of schemes stretching over several years. Fattah lost the Democratic primary in April, months after being charged in a wide-ranging indictment alongside four associates. Fattah represented parts of Philly in Congress for more than two decades.