Charlie Rangel Convicted Of Ethics Violations

The Harlem lawmaker now faces punishment.

By Jamilah King Nov 16, 2010

In what turned out to be a quick and dramatic two day trial, Harlem congressman Charlie Rangel was convicted on Tuesday of [multiple counts of ethics violations]( The committee must now decide on the appropriate punishment for the long term lawmaker in a separate hearing. Over the summer, Rangel was charged with [13 ethics violations]( The charges included [allegations]( that that former chair of the Ways and Means Committee had improperly solicited corporate donations for a college educational center bearing his name. The longtime lawmaker [remained defiant]( even as the trial began, and on Monday he abruptly walked out of the hearing after pleading that he needed more time to hire attorneys. The eight-member ethics panel will now schedule a hearing to determine Rangel’s punishment, which could range from a House vote deploring his conduct, a fine or a denial of privileges.