U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah was indicted Wednesday on corruption charges that include alleged theft of charitable funds, NPR reports.
Along with four associates, the Pennsylvania Democrat faces charges stemming from a failed 2007 mayoral run in Philadelphia. Mr. Fattah and the others allegedly accepted an illegal $1-million loan from a donor. After he lost, they reportedly paid out $600,000 to a nonprofit they controlled. To conceal the payment to the now-defunct scholarship charity, the Educational Advancement Alliance, Mr. Fattah and the others allegedly created fake contracts, accounting records, tax returns, and financial-disclosure statements.
Other charges in the indictment include bribery and misuse of campaign funds to repay the student-loan debts of Mr. Fattah's son.