Former Clinton Superdelegate Chaka Fattah Begins 10-Year Prison Sentence

Fattah, four associates were found guilty on 29 corruption charges

Chaka Fattah

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Former Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), who was a superdelegate for failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, has reported to prison to begin his 10-year sentence stemming from numerous corruption charges.

Fattah reported Wednesday to the Federal Correctional Institution-McKean in western Pennsylvania near the New York border, CBS Philly reported.

In June 2016, Fattah and four associates were convicted on 29 corruption charges after misappropriating hundreds of thousands of dollars from federal, campaign, and charitable sources.

The Department of Justice said Fattah had taken an illegal $1 million loan from his failed Philadelphia mayoral bid in 2007 and concealed it as a loan to a consulting company that he owned.

Fattah used a scheme to repay the loan through grants and charitable funds from his nonprofit, the Educational Advancement Alliance, and passed it through two other companies. Sham contracts were created to disguise the contributions and repayments. False entries were made into campaign finance disclosures, accounting records, and tax returns to pull off the operation.

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