Congressman Chaka Fattah Convicted On Federal Corruption Charges
Guilty on all twenty-three counts.
That’s the verdict handed down in the trial of U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah.
The 59-year-old Democrat was convicted of racketeering, fraud and money laundering yesterday by a Pennsylvania jury. The charges stemmed from efforts to repay a one-million dollar illegal loan during his 2007 mayoral campaign in Philadelphia.
Prosecutors claimed federal grant money and non-profit funds were funneled through consultants to pay back the loan. Fattah’s attorneys argued that two consultants, who pleaded guilty in the case, orchestrated the racketeering schemes without Fattah’s knowledge.
4 co-defendants were also found guilty on related charges. Fattah was released on bail until his sentencing on October 4TH.
Hillary Clinton Rips Donald Trump On The Economy
During a rally in Ohio, Clinton laid out Trump’s entire business record and said, “We can’t let him bankrupt America like we are one of his failed casinos.”
She also stated, “We can’t let him roll the dice with our children’s futures.”
The Democratic presumptive nominee’s hardest shots at the self-proclaimed billionaire came when she said, Trump“has written a lot of books about business — they all seem to end in Chapter 11.”
Roland Martin Presses Black Pastors On Their Involvement In Donald Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump put together a new Evangelical advisory board.
The group of over 20 pastors will give advisory support to Trump on issues important to Evangelicals and other people of faith here in the United States.
During Wednesday’s edition of NewsOne Now, three of the chosen pastors spoke with Roland Martin about how the board plans to assist Trump as he campaigns for the highest office in the land.
Pastor A.R. Bernard, Bishop Harry Jackson, and Pastor Mark Burns discuss whether Trump was correct to question the faith of Hillary Clinton and also discussed if they personally support the often-times controversial Republican candidate for president.
Martin wasted no time getting to one of the most important questions facing the advisory board: Is this an endorsement of Donald Trump?
Bishop Harry Jackson responded, “No, it is not an endorsement. It is an opportunity to influence the campaign and get some benefits for Black people.”
All that and more in this special edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast