On June 21, a jury convicted Congressman Chaka Fattah, Sr. of participating in a racketeering conspiracy, as well as committing bribery, mail and wire fraud, money laundering, and honest services fraud.  Evidence presented at trial showed that Fattah and his associates misappropriated both federal and campaign funds for personal gain.  Fattah took bribes in exchange for attempting to secure an ambassadorship, used campaign funds to pay his son’s student loan debt, and attempted to eliminate a campaign debt by arranging for the award of a federal grant to a political consultant.  United States v. Fattah, 15-cr-346 (E.D. Pa.). DOJ Press Release