Rep. Chaka Fattah. (Photo: Google Images)
Rep. Chaka Fattah. (Photo: Google Images)
Rep. Chaka Fattah.
(Photo: Google Images)

6abc.com is reporting that Rep. Chaka Fattah and four others have been indicted in a racketeering case, on charges he misappropriated hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal, charitable and campaign funds, the U.S. Attorney’s office said on Wednesday. According to U.S. Attorney Zane Memeger, the four other people charged are:

-Lobbyist Herbert Vederman, 69, of Palm Beach, Florida

-Fattah’s Congressional District Director Bonnie Bowser, 59, of Philadelphia

-Robert Brand, 69, of Philadelphia

-Karen Nicholas, 57, of Williamstown, New Jersey

Fattah and the others were “...charged today in a 29-count indictment with participating in a racketeering conspiracy and other crimes, including bribery; conspiracy to commit mail, wire and honest services fraud; and multiple counts of mail fraud, falsification of records, bank fraud, making false statements to a financial institution and money laundering, the U.S. Attorney said.

Fattah has been the subject of a long-running federal investigation.

Read more at 6abc.com.

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