Rangel to Ethics Panel: Probe Me, Please!
Rep. Charles Rangel asked the House Ethics Committee yesterday to investigate allegations that he improperly received sweetheart deals on four rent-stabilized apartments at Lenox Terrace in Harlem.
While denying any wrongdoing, Rangel is taking the matter seriously. He has tapped hot-shot Washington defense lawyer Lanny Davis to try to handle the controversy.
In a letter to House ethics-panel chair Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio), Rangel requested a review of “unfounded allegations against me with respect to apartment units that I have rented in my congressional district in Harlem.”
Read more: (Carl Campanile, “Rangel to Ethics Panel: Probe Me, Please!,” New York Post, 7/26/08)