Rep. Chaka Fattah

'Tis the season for plotting presidential pardons, apparently. There’s just one problem: Most of the potential candidates aren't pardon-worthy.

Former Congressman Chaka Fattah was sentenced to ten years in prison for money laundering and bribery that included misusing charity money and government grants for his own personal use.

The 11-term lawmaker immediately relinquished his post as the top Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees the Justice Department after his indictment last July.

UPDATE: 6/13/2016 2:20 P.M.  As Congressman Chaka Fattah’s corruption trail draws to a close, prosecutors repeatedly accused the Philadelphia Democrat of taking bribes, committing fraud and misappropriating funds. U.S. Attorney Jonathan Kravis told jurors, Fattah used his network to engage in a “white-collar crime spree that stretched from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.,” According to Philly.com, defense arguments were expected […]

The attorneys made the dramatic statement during the start of a federal corruption trial after he and four codefendants were indicted last summer on racketeering conspiracy charges.

Longtime Philadelphia Rep. Chaka Fattah became the first person to lose the House primary on Tuesday night. Rep. Fattah’s legal troubles may have hindered him from clinching the victory against Rep. Dwight Evans. Evans was the front-runner with 43 percent of the votes; Fattah trailed behind with 36 percent, reports Politico. Last year, Rep. Fattah was indicted […]

Lawyers representing beleaguered Congressman Chaka Fattah in a racketeering indictment have asked a judge to remove them from the case, saying they have not been paid, according to CBS Philadelphia.

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) delivers this week’s CBC Message To America focusing on helping our youth find their future in America.

Shaun King, a racial justice activist, denied that he told a false story about being the victim of an attack tied to racism.

PolitickerOne: Congress appears ready to revise decades of policy that boosted the number of incarcerated Americans. Plus: Rep. Fattah indicted on "racketeering conspiracy" charges.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of America will launch a campaign on July 31st to offer safe and affordable after school programs to ethnic and low income students. Rep. Chaka Fattah, Zaki Scott, BGC-DC Youth of the year and  Damon Williams, Ph.D joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to discuss the BGCA’s “Great Futures” initiative. Listen to their conversation […]