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Embattled Congressman censured

Thursday, December 02, 2010 - 01:39

Dec 2 - Congressman Charles Rangel became the first U.S. House member in 27 years to be censured after being convicted on 11 counts of ethics violations. Jon Decker reports.

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He was once the chairman of the powerful house Ways and Means Committee. But on Thursday congressman Charles Rangel became the first US house member in twenties -- years to be censured. After being convicted on eleven counts of ethics violations. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi red wrangled the resolution. Rebuking his conduct. That representative Charles B Rangel be centric with the public reading of this resolution by the speaker. Never representative Rangel paid restitution. To appropriate taxing authorities that the US treasury for an unpaid estimated taxes outlined an exit. Exhibit 0661. Income received from his property in Dominican Republic and provide proof of payment to as a committee. The eighty year old Democrat then apologized. To his colleagues I know in my whole life that I'm not going to be judged by this congress. I'm good to be judged by my life. I activities. By contributions to society. And I just apologize for an awkward position at some of you that are in. But at the end of the day as -- started out today. Compared to what I've been. Happy that that makes us. Century is the most severe former house punishment available short on expulsion. Jon Decker Reuters.

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Embattled Congressman censured

Thursday, December 02, 2010 - 01:39