PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A longtime Pennsylvania congressman convicted of racketeering is set to start a 10-year prison term.
Ex-U.S. Rep. Chaka (SHAH'-kuh) Fattah must surrender Wednesday at FCI-McKean in Lewis Run, in western Pennsylvania near the New York border.
The 60-year-old Philadelphia Democrat spent 20 years in Congress before his June conviction.
The jury found he took an illegal $1 million campaign loan, then used government and nonprofit funds to repay it. Four co-defendants were also convicted.
Fattah lost his bid to stay out of prison while he appeals. It's unclear if he will be placed in FCI-McKean's medium security prison or low-security camp.
His lawyers did not immediately return messages Tuesday.
His son, Chaka "Chip" Fattah Jr., is serving five years in an overlapping bank fraud case at a prison in Michigan.