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: 5/11/2016 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, defense arguments were expected […]