House panel charges Rangel with ethics violations

(AP) - A House investigative committee has chargedNew York Rep. Charles Rangel, the former chairman of the House Waysand Means Committee, with multiple ethics violations.The

WASHINGTON - (AP) - A House investigative committee has chargedNew York Rep. Charles Rangel, the former chairman of the House Waysand Means Committee, with multiple ethics violations.

The charges were announced Thursday. The panel's actions sendsthe case to a trial on the allegations. A separate ethics panelwill decide whether the alleged violations can be proved by clearand convincing evidence.

The Democrat led the tax-writing committee until he steppedaside last March after the ethics committee criticized his conductin a separate case.

Sources said the committee and Rangel's attorney attemptedunsuccessfully to negotiate a settlement to end the case. Thesources spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss privatediscussions. A settlement would have required Rangel to agree thathe violated ethics rules.

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