Saturday, August 29, 2009

Is Charley Rangel an arrogant, lying, crook?


In this case, Rangel “amended” his 2007 financial disclosure form by more than a half of millions dollars — a figure that may be as high as $780,000 given the broad ranges allowed by Congress in reporting. He previously reported his income at between $516,015 and $1.316 million. when it was really between $1.028 million and $2.495 million.

Rangel is already under investigation by the ethics committee, but his voluntary amendment could be used as defense against any serious punishment.

Previously, Rangel said that he would amend his reporting but never indicated that the error was this massive, here. For example, in 2004 he listed $4,000-$10,000 in outside income, but he now estimated his outside income as between $118,000 and $1.04 million.