Rangel Legal Bills Top $1 Million

October 16, 2009

Amid multiple House ethics committee investigations into his personal finances and other matters, Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel’s (D-N.Y.) legal bills have topped $1 million this cycle.

The New York lawmaker reported paying $255,000 to multiple law firms in his more recent campaign finance report.

Those payments bring his legal bills to nearly $1.09 million for the current year and more than $1.15 million since Rangel first called for an ethics review of allegations against him in July 2008.

Read more: (Jennifer Yachnin, “Rangel’s Legal Bills Top $1 Million,” Roll Call, 10/16/09)