November 18, 2010, 12:03 pm
By ANDY NEWMAN
The House ethics committee is to determine the punishment for Representative Charles B. Rangel’s ethics violations at a hearing that began at noon.
The committee’s counsel, R. Blake Chisam, who acted as prosecutor in the case, recommended that Mr. Rangel be censured, a stronger punishment than a reprimand but well short of expulsion. Mr. Rangel responded with a rambling statement. More HERE: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/live-blogging-rangels-punishment/?hp
Rep. Charles Rangel on Monday. © Stephen Crowley/The New York Times
Rangel Inquiry Finds Evidence Beyond Dispute
Published: November 15, 2010The House ethics committee ruled on Monday that there was evidence to support 13 counts of misconduct by Representative Charles B. Rangel, and began considering whether to formally convict and recommend punishment against him.
The ruling came after a dramatic and puzzling appearance by Mr. Rangel, 80, in which he protested that he could no longer afford to pay his lawyers, and indignantly walked out of the proceedings, calling them unfair.
Rangel, in protest, walked out on his House ethics hearing on Capitol Hill on Monday. Read more HERE: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/16/nyregion/16rangel.html?scp=3&sq=crowley%20rangel&st=cse
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