This bit of news just makes me LOL

Violating ethics charges to pay the lawyers you hired to defend you from ethics violation charges. Now that’s actually kind of funny.

Charlie Rangel apparently used $393,000 of PAC money to pay his legal-defense team. This is against house rules.

via Democrook Charlie Rangel Raided PAC’s For $393,000 | The Gateway Pundit.

This legal team is the one hired to defend him on Ethics charges.

An eight-member ethics subcommittee of four Democrats and four Republicans will convene at 9 a.m. [Nov. 15, 2010] to hear the 13 charges.

They include failure to disclose and pay taxes on his vacation home in the Dominican Republic; his use of a rent-regulated Harlem apartment as a campaign office; and using congressional stationery to raise money for the Rangel Center at City College.

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