GOPer to Again Take Aim at Rangel

It will be the second time the Republican lawmaker has tried to oust Rangel

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009  |  Updated 3:29 PM EDT
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GOPer to Again Take Aim at Rangel

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Charles Rangel is in more hot water over his finances.

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Embattled Rep. Charles Rangel, under scrutiny for failing to disclose his personal assets, will face yet another attempt to strip him of his post as the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, which writes the tax code.

Rep. John Carter, who led an attempt to use Rangel from the post in October, will again seek his ouster from the committee, the The New York Post reported.

"Every tax attorney in the country will tell you that if a normal taxpayer committed the violations of Chairman Rangel, they would be assessed serious penalties and interest, if not charged with criminal tax evasion," Carter said.

"This is about defending the rule of law itself."

The House Ethics Committee is probing allegations Rangel failed to reveal personal assets totaling as much as $780,000.

An amended report to his 2007 Congressional disclosure form indicates that Rangel's assets include a checking account with a balance between $250,000 and $500,000.

Rangel also allegedly didn't confess up to at least five other investments.

Rangel said he would eventually disclose his tax returns, but has not yet done so.
 


 

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