The mainstream media loves to ignore the crimes of Democrats.
Like the crickets around this former Congressman’s prison sentence!
Former Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday on charges of money laundering, bribery and fraud.
Fattah, 60, resigned from the House in June after being convicted on more than 20 counts of corruption. He’ll have to report to prison by Jan. 25, 2017, to begin his sentence.
Prosecutors had called for Fattah to receive 17 to 22 years in prison.
As he awaited his sentence, Fattah told the judge he had mixed emotions: saddened to find himself in court but grateful for the work he was able to do over 37 years as a state and federal lawmaker.
“I’ve helped tens of millions of people,” said Fattah, 60. “(That) has nothing to do with the fact that I’ve been found on the wrong side of these questions by a jury.”
Fattah lost the spring primary days before trial and resigned his seat following his June conviction. The jury found he took the $1 million loan from the chairman of Sallie Mae, the student loan corporation. He returned $400,000 of it and repaid some of the rest with federal grant money he had steered to an education nonprofit run by former aides.
He used public funds for his own purpose. And he thinks that’s okay.
Sounds like a typical Democrat!