Rangel Investigation Broadened

October 9, 2009

The corruption cloud over Charlie Rangel grew on Thursday.

The House Ethics Committee expanded its 13-month “inquiry” into the tangled finances of the 20-term Harlem Democrat a day after a GOP bid to oust Rangel as Ways and Means chairman was voted down.

In the wider inquiry, the committee will focus on more than $600,000 in income and assets that Rangel failed to disclose for years until July.

Read more: (James Gordon Meek and Richard Sisk, “House Ethics Committee Broadens Its Probe of Rep. Charles Rangel,” New York Daily News, 10/09/09)