- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jurors are to resume deliberations Thursday in the federal bank and tax fraud trial of a veteran Philadelphia congressman’s son.

Prosecutors allege that 33-year-old Chaka “Chip” Fattah Jr. misspent loans and some of the nearly $1 million in education funds he got as a school management subcontractor.

Fattah, who is representing himself, says the government has built its case on a “deck of cards.” He alleges that authorities targeted him because of his lifestyle, including a luxury condominium, and also want to hurt his father.

Chaka Fattah Sr. is an 11-term Democratic congressman who’s accused in an unrelated case of misusing federal grants and charitable donations. He has denied wrongdoing. The elder Fattah was charged in July with racketeering conspiracy, money laundering and other crimes.

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