Ex-Rep. Fattah Sentenced to 10-Year Prison Term

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Former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, one of the longest terms of incarceration ever imposed on a member of Congress, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle called Fattah's theft of thousands of dollars from taxpayers and charitable organizations "astonishing" and "extremely serious," especially for an elected official representing one of the poorest congressional districts . . .

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