July 28th, 2010
03:42 PM ET
4 years ago

How Rangel's ethics hearing could play out

Charlie Rangel is the subject of a House Ethics Committee investigation.
Charlie Rangel is the subject of a House Ethics Committee investigation.

(CNN) - Longtime Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York will be the subject of the House Ethics Committee's first corruption trial in almost a decade unless his attorneys reach an agreement to settle his charges.

The House Ethics Committee on Thursday will make public a report of Rangel's alleged violations. After a nearly two-year investigation of Rangel, the committee's report could bring a trial by a panel subcommittee in September.

A formal hearing would be a trial-like session involving formal charges with lawyers for the House acting as prosecutors and Rangel's attorneys defending him, but some experts don't foresee Rangel making it to the trial stage.

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. goofus

    Its called "dodge ball" and the crooked politician always wins!!

    July 28, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  2. gt

    he needs to be in jail...

    July 28, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  3. Gaylon Barrow NOT ASHAMED for the truth!!!

    With OBAMA in the Oval Office they will do nothing to Rangel.

    July 28, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    Simple......he pays a fine, walks, and no one talks about what he did.

    That's how all of the wealthy and powerful people are treated, when they do wrong.

    July 28, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  5. thor

    Once a crook always a crook, this guy should be behind bars !!!

    July 28, 2010 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  6. ib

    you can bet a deal will be made. If he was a conservative he would have been kicked out a long time ago. But Queen Pelosi must cover for her own.

    July 28, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  7. Laura, Massachusetts

    It will be up to the people in Rangels district to make sure that he is out of office in November....period!!!!

    July 28, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  8. Nurse Lisa

    no deals – let it pass the scrutiny of the trial and justice for whatever truth can be proven. Don't do the crime if you can't do the time vs. if the glove don't fit they must acquit. Either way they need to drain the swamp as promised.

    July 28, 2010 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  9. Duane St.Petersburg Florida

    this guy is a joke......term limits are needed......get a real job and stop working the system you hack.........

    July 28, 2010 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |