Ethics panel expands Rangel investigation

Dec. 10, 2008 at 2:51 PM
| License Photo

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. House ethics panel voted to expand its investigation of Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., to include allegations he helped a donor retain a tax loophole.

The ethics committee's announcement raised doubts about whether it could complete its probe of Rangel before the new congressional session begins in January, Politico reported Wednesday.

In a statement, the panel said it authorized an investigative subcommittee to examine whether Rangel violated House rules after allegations surfaced that he helped a million-dollar donor to the Charles B. Rangel Center at City College of New York retain a lucrative tax break.

At Rangel's request, the ethics committee began investigating his personal finances in late September. Media reports have detailed Rangel's control of several rent-stabilized units in a Harlem apartment building where he lives, his failure to pay taxes on $75,000 in income on a Dominican Republican vacation home and his alleged use of official congressional stationery as part of his fundraising efforts.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more news from UPI.com
Related UPI Stories
share with facebook
share with twitter
Trending Stories