House ethics panel: Rep. Rangel violated rules - KMOV.com

House ethics panel: Rep. Rangel violated rules

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A House ethics panel has found Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York guilty on 11 counts of breaking House rules.
  
The full ethics committee will next conduct a hearing on the appropriate punishment for the former chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. The committee will then make a recommendation to the House.
  
Possible punishments include a House vote deploring Rangel's conduct, a fine and denial of privileges.
 
The eight-member ethics panel had sat as a jury to judge Rangel's conduct. The 80-year-old congressman from Harlem was charged with 13 counts of financial and fundraising wrongdoing.
  
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