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 […]


Longtime Philadelphia Rep. Chaka Fattah became the first person to lose the House primary on Tuesday night. Rep. Fattah’s legal troubles may have hindered him from clinching the victory against Rep. Dwight Evans. Evans was the front-runner with 43 percent of the votes; Fattah trailed behind with 36 percent, reports Politico. Last year, Rep. Fattah was indicted […]