DOJ Faces Uphill Battle In Fattah Corruption Case

By Matt Fair (July 30, 2015, 7:52 PM EDT) -- While an exhaustive indictment handed down Wednesday accuses Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., of misappropriating federal funds and charitable donations to repay loans to his political supporters, attorneys tell Law360 that prosecutors will face an uphill battle proving the congressman was at the helm of the corruption scheme.

Rep. Chaka Fattah The 10-term congressman is accused of orchestrating a series of corrupt schemes including efforts to pay off more than $1 million illegal loans to his failed Philadelphia mayoral bid by misappropriating grant money earmarked for his nonprofit organization and promising to steer federal funds to a sham environmental group set up...

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