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Wed Jun 22, 2016, 08:39 PM

Dem Congressman Offers Resignation After Conviction

Source: Associated Press

Dem Congressman Offers Resignation After Conviction

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Jun 22, 2016, 7:51 PM ET

Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania offered his resignation from the House effective Oct. 3 following his conviction on charges of racketeering, fraud and money laundering.

But House Speaker Paul Ryan called on Fattah to resign immediately.

In a statement late Wednesday, Ryan said the veteran Pennsylvania lawmaker had betrayed the trust of the House and his constituents. Ryan said he hoped Democratic leaders would join him in calling for Fattah's immediate resignation.

The congressman was convicted Tuesday in a racketeering case that largely centered on efforts to repay an illegal $1 million campaign loan.

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Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/speaker-calls-dem-congressman-resign-conviction-40060173

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