Rep. Fattah Co-Defendant Ducks Money Laundering Charge

By Matt Fair (March 30, 2016, 3:34 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Tuesday agreed to dismiss a money laundering charge against the head of a nonprofit organization founded by Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., that prosecutors say was used to illegally channel grant money to pay off outstanding campaign debts.

U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle ruled that the money laundering charge could not stand because a check Education Advancement Alliance CEO Karen Nicholas had written to political consulting firm Sydney Lei & Associates was dated one day before the nonprofit received federal grant money that prosecutors say the group illegally solicited to pay off debt from Fattah's failed Philadelphia mayoral...

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