Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Chaka Fattah

Jun 24, 2016

Pursuant to Cominittee Rule 7(g), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined on June 24, 2016, to release the following statement regarding the Investigative Subcommittee in the Matter of Representative Chaka Fattah:

On July 29, 2015, the Committee unanimously voted to establish an Investigative Subco1mnittee to determine whether Representative Chaka Fattah violated the Code of Official Conduct or any law, rule, regulation, or other applicable standard of conduct in the performance of his duties or the discharge of his responsibilities, with respect to allegations forming the basis for criminal charges of conspiracy, racketeering, bribery, fraud, falsification of records, making false statements, and money laundering, as filed against him in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvan.ia on July 29, 2015.

Representative Fattah resigned from the House on June 23, 2016. As a consequence, the Investigative Subcommittee and the Committee no longer have jurisdiction over him. The Committee considers this matter closed.

No other public statement will be made on this matter except m accordance with Committee rules.