Chaka Fattah trial: closing arguments set for Monday

June 13, 2016
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Philadelphia Congressman Chaka Fattah faces trial in the racketeering conspiracy, the closing arguments are set for Monday. The trial began in mid-May, and judge planned to consider 900,000 pages of documents during eight weeks, at least. But despite all the complexity of Fattah case, trial scheduled the closing arguments after four weeks of considering – on June 13, 2016.

The U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah and four co-defendants will hear the closing argument on their trial. Prosecutors laid out federal charges in the 29-count indictment. During the past four weeks, prosecutors have sifted so many documents and electronic data collected.

The 59-year old congressman and his four co-defendants were involved in political dirty “schemes”, and prosecutors have found out the chains and methods that helped make turn dedicated public servant into a crime.

According to the trial documents, Fattah, and his associates misappropriated federal grants and charitable donations to repay $600,000 of it.

This trial made impossible for Congressman to be a US politician, so Fattah will be finishing out his term in office in the months ahead.  By the way, the son of Philadelphia congressman Chaka “Chip” Fattah Jr.  was sentenced in February 2016  to five years in federal prison on bank and tax fraud convictions.

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