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Dem Congressman and Clinton Superdelegate Convicted in Racketeering Case
Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., walks after leaving the federal courthouse in Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Fattah, a veteran Pennsylvania congressman, was convicted Tuesday in a racketeering case that largely centered on various efforts to repay an illegal $1 million campaign loan related to his unsuccessful 2007 mayoral bid. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Dem Congressman and Clinton Superdelegate Convicted in Racketeering Case

"Well, it's a tough day."

PHILADELPHIA (TheBlaze/AP) — Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) was found guilty in a federal corruption case Tuesday. Chaka was found guilty of all charges, including charges related to racketeering, bribery, money laundering and fraud.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, Fattah is a superdelegate for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) leaves the federal courthouse in Philadelphia Tuesday. Fattah, a veteran Pennsylvania congressman, was convicted Tuesday in a racketeering case that largely centered on various efforts to repay an illegal $1 million campaign loan related to his unsuccessful 2007 mayoral bid. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The jury found Tuesday that Fattah accepted an illegal $1 million loan from Albert Lord, the former Sallie Mae chairman, during his unsuccessful 2007 run for Philadelphia mayor.

"Well, it's a tough day, but I do want to thank the jurors for their service," Fattah, 59, said as he left the courtroom. He said he would discuss his options with his lawyers and would not say if he would resign from his current his office.

He will remain free on bail. His sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 4.

The Democrat has been in Congress since 1995 after serving for a decade in the Pennsylvania statehouse. But he lost his April primary election and with it his bid for his 12th term. His current term ends Jan. 2.

His son is already serving a five-year prison sentence in a related case.

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