Chaka Fattah Jr., the son of 10-term U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah from Philadelphia, PA, is on the receiving end of a federal indictment as reported by The Inquirer: "according to the indictment, the younger Fattah, known as 'Chip,' stole hundreds of thousands of dollars intended for city schools, fraudulently obtained nearly $200,000 in business loans, and spent the money to cover his gambling debts and other personal expenses."
Perhaps junior is just a chip off the old block. The feds are investigating the senior Fattah for political corruption, and last year subpoenaed documents from his congressional offices.
In addition to being an alleged criminal, Chip is a real wanker who "chronicled his lavish lifestyle on Instagram" as reported by the Daily News:
Lamborghinis and Ferraris. Top-shelf liquor. Casinos. Champagne and rock shrimp. Hanging with Councilman Curtis Jones and Sean "Diddy" Combs. Photos of his American Express cards (you're welcome, identity thieves). And hashtags galore: #ritz #steak #casino #jackpot #fourseasons #champagne #platinumcard #fastcars #fastlifestyle.
Earlier this year former Gov. Ed Rendell and former Mayor W. Wilson Goode "launched a fund-raising effort to pay the legal bills" which Chip Fattah was imcurring in connection with the federal investigation as reported by The Inquirer: "Rendell said he agreed to pitch in after Rep. Fattah contacted him for help."
You don't have to be corrupt to get by in Philadelphia -- the City of Brotherly Love has almost as many dirty cops and crooked politicians as South Florida -- but it probably helps.
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