Rangel to pay $23,000 fine for campaign violation
March 27th, 2012
04:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Rangel to pay $23,000 fine for campaign violation

New York (CNN) - Veteran congressman Rep. Charles Rangel and his campaign have agreed to pay a $23,000 civil penalty in a settlement over the use of a rent-stabilized apartment as his campaign headquarters, according to Federal Election Commission documents.

In response to a complaint originally filed by the National Legal and Policy Center in 2008, the commission found that the 21-term Harlem Democrat violated federal law by paying a reduced market price for a space used as the New York headquarters for multiple campaigns for over a 10-year period, and by failing to report the deduction as an in-kind donation.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. GonzoinHouston

    Rangel is no better than Newt or any of a couple of dozen crooked congressmen from either party. He is long overdue to be run out of office or run into jail.

    March 27, 2012 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  2. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Why isn't this Democrat CRIMINAL thrown OUT of the House and put in PRISON where he belongs? If any of the 99% had done this THEY would be in prison! The 99% DEMAND Ripoff Rangel be put in jail for his criminal offenses and stealing from the 99%!!!

    March 27, 2012 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    Rangel needs to retire.

    March 27, 2012 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  4. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    In response to a complaint originally filed by the National Legal and Policy Center in 2008, the commission found that the 21-term Harlem Democrat violated federal law by paying a reduced market price for a space used as the New York headquarters for multiple campaigns for over a 10-year period, and by failing to report the deduction as an in-kind donation.
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    How many poor 99% people could have used this living space over that 10 year time period. Democrats for the 99%?!! NEXT JOKE!! I say one year in jail for every year he ripped the people off.

    March 27, 2012 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Rangel isn't going anywhere until he is good and ready. He's been doing this for too long to get caught up in juvenile politics.

    March 27, 2012 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  6. Thomas

    It's time for Charles to audition for Dancing with the Stars.

    Time to go

    March 27, 2012 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |