Rendell, Goode Sr. Start Legal Fund For Fattah’s Son

Source: Craig R. McCoy and Mark Fazlollah /

Former Gov. Ed Rendell and former Mayor W. Wilson Goode have launched a fund-raising effort to pay the legal bills of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah’s son, who has been under federal investigation for months.

Rendell said he agreed to pitch in after Rep. Fattah contacted him for help.

Rendell, in an interview, estimated that the Philadelphia congressman and his wife had spent $250,000 to help Chaka “Chip” Fattah Jr., 30, and said the costs had become a “little bit of a struggle” for the family.

On Thursday, Rendell said the fund would not reveal the donors or amounts – even to Rep. Fattah.

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