Fattah Steps Aside at Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Fattah faces an Ethics Committee probe following his indictment last week. (Bill Clark/Roll Call File Photo)
Fattah faces an Ethics Committee probe following his indictment last week. (Bill Clark/Roll Call File Photo)
Posted July 30, 2015 at 10:06am

Rep. Chaka Fattah has stepped aside from his chairmanship of the board of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.  

The Pennsylvania Democrat’s exit from the prominent spot with the education and policy nonprofit closely linked to the Congressional Black Caucus on Capitol Hill comes less than 24 hours after Fattah was charged in a 29-count indictment. Prosecutors alleged Wednesday that Fattah was involved in schemes involving racketeering conspiracy, bribery and wire fraud.  

The CBC Foundation hosts its annual legislative conference in September. The process for replacing Fattah was not immediately clear Thursday morning.  

The news was confirmed by Fattah spokeswoman Allyson Freeman. A formal statement from the CBC Foundation is forthcoming, according to staff.  

Emma Dumain contributed to this report.