House Panel Recommends Censure For Rangel

Law360, New York (November 18, 2010, 7:20 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives ethics committee recommended Thursday that Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., be censured for unethical behavior, the most severe punishment the House can hand down short of expulsion.

With a 9-1 vote the bipartisan ethics committee ended its two-year investigation into whether the 80-year-old Harlem Democrat failed to disclose some sources of income and used official congressional letterhead to solicit donations for the Charles B. Rangel Center at the City College of New York.

Earlier Thursday, in emotional testimony, Rangel called his behavior...
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