Rep. Fattah's son convicted of fraud

Rep. Chaka Fattah's son was convicted Thursday of scheming to defraud banks, the IRS and the Philadelphia School District of hundreds of thousands of dollars, the Justice Department said in a statement.

Chaka Fattah Jr., 32, of Philadelphia, was found guilty of 22 of 23 counts and will be sentenced on Feb. 3.

According to the Justice Department, he faces "a substantial prison term, restitution to the IRS" and fines, among other penalties.

Fattah's father, a longtime House Democrat representing part of Philadelphia, is also facing corruption charges and his trial is scheduled for May. The Justice Department charged Fattah Sr. in July on racketeering charges, accusing him of illegally steering to his campaign war chest $1 million in funds borrowed from a wealthy donor, and disguising the money as a loan to a consulting company.

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