Rep. Rangel agrees to pay $23,000 fine in FEC case
NEW YORK | Congressman Charles B. Rangel and his campaign have agreed to pay $23,000 stemming from his use of a rent-stabilized apartment in New York City as a campaign office.
The New York Times reports that the Federal Election Commission found that the Harlem Democrat accepted campaign contributions beyond the legal limit when he leased the apartment at a price below market rate.
City and state guidelines require rent-stabilized apartments be solely used as a primary residence.
Mr. Rangel moved his campaign office out of the apartment soon after the leasing arrangement became public.
His spokeswoman told the Times that the agreement to pay the civil fine was not an admission of guilt.
The 81-year-old congressman announced last week that he’ll run for a 22nd term. He was convicted on House ethics charges in 2010. facility wouldn’t have been finished without state tax incentives.
The governor views Revel as the centerpiece of an effort to revive the fortunes of Atlantic City, where the casino business has been on a long downward spiral.
Mr. Christie has seen Mr. Springsteen perform more than 100 times and says he has already lost out to Beyonce for the chance to headline at Revel’s grand opening Memorial Day weekend. He says Mr. Springsteen could still show his support for New Jersey by performing there during Labor Day weekend.
A publicist for Mr. Springsteen, whose catalog includes a song titled “Atlantic City,” declined to comment.
The resort says it would love to have Mr. Springsteen, if he’s up for it.