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Judge Denies Motion By Defense Team To Withdraw From Representing Congressman

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A day after Congressman Chaka Fattah’s defense team asked a federal judge for permission to withdraw from his upcoming racketeering trial, because Fattah wasn’t keeping up with his payment arrangements, the judge denied the motion. 259 more words


Fattah's Lawyers Ask To Quit Fraud Case Before May Trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge is set to decide if lawyers for indicted U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah can quit the racketeering case months before trial because of the congressman’s apparent financial woes. 112 more words


Chaka Fattah Jr Remains Defiant, Optimistic Post Conviction

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Chaka Fattah Jr, the son of Philadelphia Congressman Chaka Fattah, was convicted on 22 of 23 bank and tax-fraud charges in federal court, but remained defiant that he will be vindicated on appeal. 286 more words

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State Rep Sims Announces Primary Election Challenge To Embattled Congressman Fattah

By Pat Loeb

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Pennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims has announced he’s running for the congressional seat held by Chaka Fattah. He’s the third announced challenger to the 11-term congressman. 140 more words