Charlie Rangel Taking Donations to Backpay His Ethics Lawyers
If you feel bad for poor, censured Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel, good news: he's taking donations again -- this time to pay the lawyers who failed him in his ethics trial. The House ethics committee (the same one that convicted him) just approved the creation of a fund to help pay his legal defense bills.
Rangel still owes money to the attorneys that represented him in the case, but his ardent supporters can now donate up to $5,000 each year to the Charles B. Rangel Legal Expense Trust.
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