[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/26/art.rangelscrum0726.gi.jpg caption="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.