Rangel Trips Under Investigation

June 25, 2009

The House Ethics Committee is now officially digging into two Caribbean trips taken by Congressmen Charles Rangel, D-NY, Carolyn Kilpatrick D-MI, Bennie Thompson, D-MS, Donald Payne D-NJ, and Delegate Donna Christensen D-VI. The trips were sponsored by a New York based non-profit organization called the Carib News Foundation.

The November 2008 trip to St. Maarten was a three day foundation event set at the Sonesta Maho Bay Resort & Casino.

However, Peter Flaherty of the watchdog group National Legal and Policy Center says one of the largest funders of the Carib News event came from TARP recipient Citigroup Inc.

Read more: (Laura Strickler, “Rangel Trips Under Investigation,” CBS News, 6/25/09)