Rep. Charlie Rangel has been charged with a civil fine of $23,000 for campaigning from his rent-stabilized Lenox Terrace luxury apartment in Harlem. The House Ethics Committee has found him guilty of 11 other counts of ethical violations, including failure to pay taxes and improper use of fund-raising donations. New York magazine reports on the story:
Harlem Democratic Representative Charlie Rangel, who just announced a run for his 22nd term, now finally knows the exact dollar punishment he’s stuck with from his long-simmering ethics scandal.
The 81-year-old Rangel’s been charged a civil fine of $23,000 for accepting a rent-stabilized apartment and then using it to run his campaign, a maneuver that (when adjusted to market rate) put his campaign contributions over the legal limit.
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