New Trouble for Rangel: Ethics Panel Widens Probe

Investigation will cover amended financial reports
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2009 5:05 PM CDT
In this Sept. 10, 2008, file photo, House Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Charlie Rangel responds to questions regarding alleged financial improprieties from reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)
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(Newser) – The House ethics committee is expanding its yearlong investigation of Charles Rangel to look at amended financial disclosure forms he filed earlier this year. Rangel, who chairs the Ways and Means Committee, filed the reports in July to account for $600,000 in previously undisclosed assets, reports Politico. The development comes as Republicans are ramping up pressure to oust him from his chairmanship while the inquiry unfolds.