Anti-Gun Congressman Gets 10-Year Sentence For Racketeering

posted on December 15, 2016

From a vote opposing a repeal of the Assault Weapons Ban in 1996 to serving as vice chair on a gun violence prevention task force in 2013 and every anti-gun move in between, former Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., was a staunch supporter of gun control. Fortunately for gun owners, Fattah won’t have the opportunity to cast any more anti-gun votes. 

On Monday, the 11-term congressman was sentenced to a 10-year prison term. Fattah was convicted in June on charges of racketeering, bribery, fraud and money laundering. 

A press release by the Justice Department provides details of Fattah’s crimes—which include using misappropriated funds to repay his son’s student loan. And while Fattah repeatedly griped about the government’s “witch hunt” against him, the findings speak for themselves. 

“Chaka Fattah represented his district in Congress for over 20 years,” said Special Agent in Charge Michael Harpster.  “And, if not for his sheer greed and venality, probably could have kept his seat for 20 more.”

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