Philly Anchor's Husband Indicted in Racketeering case

WCAU Anchor Renee Chenault-Fattah's husband has been indicted on racketeering charges. 

The Anchor's husband, longtime Philadelphia congressman Chaka Fattah was indicted today in a case stemming from the alleged misappropriation of hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal, charitable and campaign funds after his failed 2007 run for mayor.

Fattah and four associates were charged with bribery; conspiracy to commit wire, honest services, bank and mail fraud; money laundering and other charges.

Prosecutors said the charges covered several schemes, including the use of federal grants and charitable contributions to Fattah's educational foundation to pay back part of a $1 million loan from a wealthy campaign supporter and arranging a federal grant in lieu of a $130,000 payment to a political consultant.

"The public does not expect their elected officials to misuse campaign funds, misappropriate government funds, accept bribes or commit bank fraud," U.S. Attorney Zane Memeger said. "These type of criminal acts betray the public trust and undermine faith in government."

WCAU briefly mentions the relationship between the two in the story posted on their website.