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Sun May 5, 2019, 08:49 PM

Feds won't retry former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah on bribery counts, but he likely won't get out of

Feds won’t retry former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah on bribery counts, but he likely won’t get out of prison any sooner


Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that they will not retry former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah on bribery charges in the wake of an appeals court ruling last year that overturned some of the convictions in his case.

But the government’s decision doesn’t mean the former Democratic congressman will be getting out of prison any sooner.

Fattah, 62, is serving multiple decade-long sentences for additional crimes that include stealing federal grant funds, charitable donations, and campaign cash to pay off his personal and political debts.

“The government believes that, under these circumstances, where defendant Fattah is already serving multiple concurrent 10-year prison terms … it is in the interests of justice to dismiss [the bribery counts] of the indictment,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric L. Gibson wrote in a motion filed Wednesday in federal court in Philadelphia.

Read more: https://www.philly.com/news/chaka-fattah-retrial-bribery-philly-herbert-vederman-corruption-20190501.html

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Sun May 5, 2019, 08:55 PM

1. So Sad

Sad that he did it ...
Sad that he's one of us ...

Happy he being held accountable.

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