House ethics committee to look at Rangel's financial disclosure amendments
The House ethics committee has expanded its existing investigation of Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) to include possible improprieties related to financial disclosure amendments he filed in August, The Associated Press reported this afternoon.
Those amendments revealed several assets that had previously been undisclosed, including a previously undisclosed account valued at least $250,000 with the Congressional Federal Credit Union.
Rangel was already the subject of two separate House ethics subcommittee investigations. Among other things, Rangel has been accused of improperly maintaining multiple rent-controlled apartments in New York, failing to report rental income to the IRS and taking part in a trip to St. Maarten that may have been paid for by companies which employ lobbyists, a potential violation of House rules.
See LegiStorm's previous posts about Rangel's ethics problems here.