Philly Anchor on Leave After Husband's Indictment

Yesterday, FTVLive told you that WCAU (Philly) Anchor Renee Chenault-Fattah's husband has been indicted on racketeering charges. 

The Anchor's husband, longtime Philadelphia congressman Chaka Fattah was indicted 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.

Although, the WCAU Anchor was not charged by federal authorities, the longtime Anchor did not escape the U.S. attorney's charging document.

Labeled as "Person E" throughout the 85-page indictment, Chenault-Fattah, one of the station's most visible personalities and anchor of the 4 and 6 p.m. broadcasts, is portrayed as a participant in a scheme to falsely report the sale of her 1989 Porsche Carrera convertible to a lobbyist for $18,000.

The Fattahs used the cash to help buy a $425,000 vacation house in the Poconos, the indictment says, but Chenault-Fattah kept the Porsche - and even renewed its registration and took it to an auto shop months after signing the title over to the lobbyist, Herbert Vederman.

Chenault-Fattah, 57, could not be reached for comment Wednesday. A spokeswoman for WCAU, Shawn Feddeman, said the station had no comment.

During a station newscast, Anchor Jim Rosenfield said Chenault-Fattah "is now on leave."

H/T Philly Inquirer