COUNT 1: Conduct in Violation of the Solicitation and Gift Ban (page 26)
COUNT 2: Conduct in Violation of Code of Ethics for Government Service, cl.5 (page 29)
COUNT 3: Conduct in Violation of the House Gift Rule (page 30)
COUNT 4: Conduct in Violation of Postal Service Laws and Franking Commission Regulations (page 30)
COUNT 5: Conduct in Violation of Franking Statute (page 31)
COUNT 6: Conduct in Violation of House Office Building Commission’s Regulations (page 32)
COUNT 7: Conduct in Violation of the Purpose and Law and the Member’s Congressional Handbook (page 32)
COUNT 8: Conduct in Violation of the Letterhead Rule (page 33)
COUNT 9: Conduct in Violation of the Ethics in Government Act and House Rule XXVI (page 34)
COUNT 10: Conduct in Violation of Code of Ethics for Government Service, cl. 5 (page 36)
COUNT 11: Conduct in Violation of Code of Ethics for Government Service, cl. 2 (page 37)
COUNT 12: Conduct in Violation of the Code of Conduct: Letter and Spirit of House Rules (page 38)
COUNT 13: Conduct in Violation of the Code of Conduct: Conduct Reflecting Discreditably on the House (page 38)
Read the entire 40 page document HERE.
The Democrats Culture of Corruption
Former House Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-NY) was charged with multiple ethics violations on Thursday. In an election year, the democrat from New York who spent the last 40 years in Congress representing the 15th District said he looks forward to fighting the charges.
The ethics committee won’t reveal the specific charges until next Thursday at a public meeting. However, several persons familiar with the allegations, who were not authorized to discuss them publicly, said some of the charges…were related to:
- Rangel’s use of official stationery to raise money for the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service at City College of New York.
- His use of four rent-subsidized apartment units in New York City. The city’s rent stabilization program is supposed to apply to one’s primary residence. One had been used as a campaign office, raising a separate question of whether the rent break was an improper gift.
- Rangel’s failure to report income as required on his annual financial disclosure forms. The committee had investigated his failure to report income from the lawmaker’s rental unit at the Punta Cana Yacht Club in the Dominican Republic. Rangel also belatedly disclosed hundreds of thousands of dollars in investment assets.
Sanctions can range from a damaging committee report to censure by the House and even expulsion, a punishment reserved for only the most egregious violations. SOURCE
In 2009, it was reported that the Congressman from New York failed to report as much as $1.3 million dollars in outside income, including $1 million dollars from the sale of a building in Harlem. After amending financial disclosure forms for the period of 2000-2006, it was determined that Rangel also conveniently failed to reveal an additional $3 million dollars of other business related income during the same period.
More information on the embattled Charlie Rangel:
THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH ABOUT CHARLIE RANGEL’S FINANCES
It appears Charlie Rangel needs Tim Geithner’s TurboTax program to keep track of his finances. From the New York Post:
WASHINGTON — Rep. Charles Rangel failed to report as much as $1.3 million in outside income — including up to $1 million for a Harlem building sale — on financial-disclosure forms he filed between 2002 and 2006, according to newly amended records.
The documents also show the embattled chairman of the Ways and Means Committee — who is being probed by the House Ethics Committee — failed to reveal a staggering $3 million in various business transactions over the same period.
So the “Chairman” of the House Ways and Means Committee inconveniently forgot about a $1 million real estate transaction and an additional $3 million in business transactions. Where is the outrage from his fellow dumbocrats? Where is the indictment?
The New York Post reported “reverend” Al Sharpton owed close to 1.8 million in back taxes before forging a deal with the federal government last summer. Al’s tax bill was apparently cut in half, and he was spared a jail cell. Before I file my federal taxes, I am requesting the Geithner-Daschle-Sharpton-Rangel tax plan.
Charlie Rangel (D-NY), who is busy defending himself from a self-proclaimed GOP “guerilla war”, called Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin “disabled”. Perhaps the fiscally-challenged Rangel, who failed to accurately calculate his tax liability on a villa in the Dominican Republic, would be better served by staying asleep and keeping his mouth shut.
The question: Why are the Democrats so afraid of Palin and her popularity?
“You got to be kind to the disabled,” Rangel said.
That’s right. The chairman of the powerful House Ways & Means Committee called Palin disabled — even when CBS 2 HD called him on it.
CBS 2 HD: “You got to be kind to the disabled?”
CBS 2 HD: “She’s disabled?”
Rangel: “There’s no question about it politically. It’s a nightmare to think that a person’s foreign policy is based on their ability to look at Russia from where they live.”
Rangel: Believes he is the subject of a GOP “guerilla war”
The embattled Charlie Rangel (D-NY) wrote six checks totaling almost $10,800 to the Internal Revenue Service for back taxes the “dis”-honorable representative owed. Although Rangel himself previously acknowledged he has not lived up to the “Higher Standard” the public expects from its members of Congress, he now claims he is the subject of a GOP “guerilla war”. The payments Rangel issued were for income he previously unreported in 2004, 2005 and 2006 involving his villa located in the Dominican Republic. These payments did not include any penalties and interest that may be imposed by the IRS.
Charlie Rangel (D-NY) loves taxes, as long as he doesn’t have to pay them. After publicly acknowledging more errors and omissions on his financial disclosure forms, he still remains Chairman of the powerful Ways & Means Committee. Rangel indicated “cultural and language barriers” were partly to blame. He apparently forgot to report $75,000 in rental income that he received from his villa in the Dominican Republic.
No response from Nancy Pelosi, who is obviously preoccupied with her fight to free Washington, DC from the “Culture of Corruption”. Speaker Pelosi’s mantra to fight the “Culture of Corrpution” does not apply to anyone with a “D” after their name. Remember William Jefferson (D-LA)? He is the Congressman who used a freezer located in his home as an ATM machine. Actually, the 95-page affidavit which was utilized to secure a search warrant for his office identified that an August 2005 search of the Congressman’s home revealed $90,000 in cash in a freezer. After this information was made public, Madam Speaker removed Jefferson from the Ways & Means Committee and wanted him placed on Homeland Security, a place where Jefferson would have access to top-secret information.
Keep up the valiant fight Madam Speaker!