December 13, 2010

More legal trouble for Charlie Rangel

Charlie Rangel is not ending the year on a high note:

The FEC is investigating a complaint that Rangel misused his political action committee to fund his legal defense over House ethics rules, the New York Post reported Sunday.

Filed by the National Legal and Policy Center, the complaint charges that Rangel used nearly $400,000 raised by his National Leadership PAC to pay his legal bills. Rangel told the House ethics committee last month that he could no longer afford counsel in the panel’s proceedings after spending more than $2 million on legal fees.

We'll let you know how this one turns out.