Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Rep. Rangel's Campaign Committee Pays $26,000 In Mystery Fine To NYC

photo via the NY PostHow exactly does one pay a fine but can't say exactly what the fine is for? Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY), who has been embroiled in multiple scandals and alleged tax evasion and other legal and ethical malfeasance apparently got in trouble with New York City, which collected a $26,000 fine.

Rangel's people aren't saying what the fine was for. No one with the City is talking for the moment.

Rangel's people only say that it was in compliance with FEC requirements. I guess we should be thankful that his fine payment was in compliance with the law given that so much else that Rangel has done has been illegal or unethical.

What exactly was the fine for?

Well, going back through the various complaints and issues Rangel brought on himself through his shady actions, it could be a settlement on back taxes or fines owed in relation to the utilization of rent stabilized housing in Harlem that he was not entitled to under state and city law. Unless the City issues a statement, there's no way to know for sure what this payment was made for.

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