Philadelphia congressman resigns following fraud conviction

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 23, 2016 1:47 PM

(Reuters) - U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah resigned from Congress on Thursday, two days after being convicted of orchestrating multiple frauds aimed at enriching himself and preserving his political career.

"Upon reflection, I hereby make official my resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives effective immediately," Fattah wrote in a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan.

(Reporting by Kouichi Shirayanagi; Editing by Tim Ahmann)