Former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for misspending government grants and charity money to fund his campaign and personal expenses.
U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle called the Philadelphia Democrat's crimes “astonishing” given that he and his TV anchor wife had a $500,000 annual income that put them at or near the “top 1 percent.”
Fattah, 60, spent two decades in Congress before losing the primary this year.
As he awaited his sentence, Fattah said he had “mixed emotions”: saddened to find himself in court but grateful for the work he was able to do.
“I've helped tens of millions of people,” Fattah...