Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Rangel has to pay the piper

From the NY Post:

Scandal-scarred Rep. Charlie Rangel has agreed to pay a $23,000 fine for using a rent-stabilized apartment as a campaign office, The Post has learned.

Rangel, a Democrat now seeking his 22nd term representing Harlem, entered into an agreement with the Federal Election Commission to pay the fine.

“There was the determination that they had, in fact, violated the law,” said Kenneth Boehm, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, which filed the complaint against Rangel with the FEC.

The FEC found Rangel signed a rental agreement with “full knowledge” the unit was rent stabilized.

In fact, he leased four rent-stabilized apartments in his luxury Harlem building, and used a 10th-floor one-bedroom as a campaign office, in violation of city and state rules that say rent-stabilized units can be used only as a primary residence.

Rangel was paying a paltry $630 per month for the apartment, whose market value was $1,700.


Anonymous said...

It's OK, he's a minority, nobody will ever prosecute him.
The MSM would never allow it.

Anonymous said...

Many of Rangel's constituents can barely pay their rent. This guy needs 6 apartmnets at your expense or his political supporters expense. Who pays for his Mercedes?

Anonymous said...

Big Deal!!One of his opponents, Clyde E. Williams Jr. is running his campaign out of a rent stabilized apartment. His is located at 1925 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, apartment 3-A. NY, NY 10026.

why not stop by and check out the voter fraud that his slimy attorney is coercing and convincing Clyde's supporters to commit? Three signatures per page... that should tell you something. And this guy wants to be in Congress?

Anonymous said...

well i lost all respect for his constituents when they voted him back for another term after all the scandals a few years back. idiots.