Rep. Chaka Fattah Speaks Out About FBI’s Investigation Of Son’s Finances

By Steve Tawa

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – US congressman Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) is speaking publicly for the first time since last week’s revelations that his son is the subject of an FBI investigation.

Federal authorities are said to be digging into Chaka Fattah Jr.’s finances.

Known as Chip, the 29-year-old Fattah ran a consulting company with business ties to center city Philadelphia lawyer David Shulick. Shulick is president of a for-profit education company that has received millions of dollars’ worth of contracts from the Philadelphia School District.

The Inquirer reports that Chip Fattah received a $450,000 payment from Shulick’s company. Reacting to the FBI raid on the younger Fattah’s posh center city apartment and his office space at Shulick’s law firm, Congressman Fattah says, “Sometimes a fire alarm goes off, but there is no fire.”

“Normally, you have an allegation of wrongdoing, and then you have an investigation. What we have right now is an investigation. No one is aware of any allegations,” he tells KYW Newsradio.

The elder Fattah now says “there’s a lot of excitement” because his son “carries the Fattah name.”

The FBI will not comment. Chip Fattah’s lawyers have not returned our repeated calls to get their views. Shulick referred us to a public relations spokesman.

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One Comment

  1. Francis Graff says:

    I am a firm believer that everyone is innocent until charged and proven guilty. With that in mind, let’s give the kid a fair chance. Good luck son.

  2. Pete Mitchel says:

    Shulick and Chip are both part of why this country is going down the tubes (GREED). I heard he owns these schools and he does’t even step one foot in there. People like him should be aloud to be part of the education system.

  3. these theives are worse than the 1% says:

    Democrats of course. Gee, it is alot like the wall street 1%.Blast these bums! Stealing is wrong, no matter how you do, or make it sound. Corruption! Free lunch gotta end.

  4. Dave says:

    Chakka Fattah recently referred to Navy Seals as “Government Employees” Chakka and his Son have sucked off the Public Teat their entire lives.They don’t deserve to breath the same air as a Navy Seal! Get a real job you worthless Bum!

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