House panel’s chief counsel seeks censure for Rangel

Rep. Charles Rangel, New York Democrat, speaks before the House Ethics Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)Rep. Charles Rangel, New York Democrat, speaks before the House Ethics Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)
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After he declined to present a defense this week, an investigatory subcommittee found Mr. Rangel guilty on 11 charges that fell into four broad categories, including that Mr. Rangel used congressional stationery and other official resources to help raise money for a educational center at New York’s City College named after him; that he made significant omissions on his congressional financial-disclosure forms; that he improperly used a rent-controlled apartment as a campaign office; and that he failed to report income from a rental villa he owns at a resort in the Dominican Republic.

The subcommittee deadlocked on one charge that Mr. Rangel had violated House rules regarding accepting gifts.

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David R. Sands

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Raised in Northern Virginia, David R. Sands received an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He worked as a reporter for several Washington-area business publications before joining The Washington Times.

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