Obama Pal Chaka Fattah Indicted on Corruption Charges

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 at 2:18 pm

In a surprising development it’s noted he’s a Democrat in the first sentence.

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah Sr., the Democrat who represents a district that includes parts of Philadelphia, was indicted on Wednesday over allegations of political corruption.

According to the indictment, the government alleges that Fattah was involved in a wide-ranging conspiracy that included bribery, the illegal use of campaign contributions and theft of charitable funds.

“Public corruption by our elected officials and their associates undermines the American public’s confidence in our government,” Special Agent in Charge Akeia Conner of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Philadelphia Field Office said in a press release. “When our elected officials and their associates violate the law and create sophisticated financial schemes to enrich themselves, the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, will work diligently with our fellow law enforcement partners to restore the public’s trust.”

The charges against Fattah and four other associates stem from Fattah’s failed 2007 campaign for mayor of Philadelphia. According to the indictment, Fattah and his associates allegedly borrowed $1 million from a wealthy supporter. When he lost, they allegedly returned the unused $400,000 and then arranged for a nonprofit that they controlled to pay out the remaining $600,000.

We doubt anyone will ask his good buddy Obama about his criminal pal.

It’s like just being in proximity to Obama is the kiss of death:

Oh, and this is rather timely.

And more absurdities:

Mr. Fattah said the investigation had been going on for eight years, and he gave no indications that he planned to resign.

“This is not Deflategate,” Mr. Fattah said, referring to the controversy surrounding New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s use of underinflated footballs.

Deflategate? Uh, what?

Update: The White House offered up this typical mealy-mouthed reaction.

The White House was not aware of an impending indictment on Rep. Chaka Fattah when the Pennsylvania Democrat traveled on Air Force One earlier this month with President Obama.

Fattah traveled with Obama and attended a July 14 speech the president gave in Philadelphia on criminal justice reform.

White House spokesman Eric Schultz said the White House was not aware of a pending indictment. He otherwise declined to comment on the charges brought against Fattah on Wednesday.
“I’m not going to have anything for you on that,” he said.

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4 Responses to “Obama Pal Chaka Fattah Indicted on Corruption Charges”

  1. formwiz on 29/29/15 at 3:32 pm

    About time.

    He’s been grifting South Philly and Lower Merion for years.

    “It’s like just being in proximity to Obama is the kiss of death:”

    Your lips to God’s ears.

  2. J.Phillippe Croix on 29/29/15 at 5:42 pm

    Black democrat up on corruption charges? Racism.
    But seriously did he forget to pay out some walking money for the comrades in the party?

  3. cali on 2/02/15 at 9:01 am

    And there is ‘the apple does not fall far from the tree’ Fattah Jr – also under investigation for student loan fraud.
    Obam most likely would say “if I had a son he would look like Fattah Jr’….!
    Junior somehow managed to obtain 2 million dollars in various student loans which he spent on living the ‘high life’ rather than to attend school or graduate. He did neither.

    Jr lived the high life – driving 600,000 dollar cars and lived in a very expensive condo among other frivolous and fraudulent spending.

    When he was asked about his expensive lifestyle he answered – like all progressives do – ‘do you know who I am’!?

    He also has no remorse while mentioning his father and his methods of ‘living’ serving as justification of his fraud.

    That case is still in the AG’s hand deciding the next step or rather getting the needed ducks in the row!

  4. Neil Young on 6/06/15 at 5:04 pm

    Fattah Jr was tied into some charter school for juvenile delinquents called “Delaware Valley Schools” that went belly-up.