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(Another) former Rep. Steve Stockman aide sentenced in fraud case
Jason T. Posey fled to Egypt to avoid investigation

An aide to former Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, was sentenced to prison and fined. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Former Capitol Hill staffer Jason T. Posey was sentenced Tuesday for his role in an extensive scheme that involved defrauding charitable donors by laundering funds to pay personal and campaign expenses.

Posey, 48, of Tupelo, Mississippi, was an aide to former Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman. He was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison and three years of supervised release. He has also been ordered to pay $564,718.65 in restitution and forfeit $156,855.29 in illicit gains.

Former Rep. Steve Stockman’s Staffer Sentenced in Fraud Case
Thomas Dodd pleaded guilty in March 2017

An aide to former Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, was sentenced to prison and fined. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Former Capitol Hill staffer, Thomas Dodd, was sentenced Wednesday for participating in an extensive scheme that involved defrauding charitable donors by laundering funds to pay personal and campaign expenses.

Dodd, 40, was an aide to former Rep. Steve Stockman. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison, ordered to pay $800,000 in restitution and ordered to forfeit $153,044.28 in illicit gains.

Rep. Fattah’s Son Faces Five Years for Fraud

Rep. Chaka Fattah faces legal issues himself. (Photo By Bill Clark/Roll Call File Photo)

Chaka Fattah Jr., the son of Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah, was sentenced to 60 months in prison on 22 federal counts of bank and tax fraud.  

Fattah Jr., who uses the nickname, Chip, was found guilty in November of bank fraud, making false statements to banks to obtain loans and settle loans for less than what he owed, filing false federal income tax returns and failing to pay income tax. He also is guilty of wire fraud and theft from a program receiving federal funds, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. In addition to prison, the 34-year-old was ordered to pay more than $1.1 million in restitution by a Pennsylvania judge. In 2005, evidence showed that Fattah Jr. supplied fake earnings to local banks to receive business lines of credit for companies he operated with an associate, entitled 259 Strategies LLC and Chaka Fattah Jr. & Associates. He then used the money for personal expenses, such as gambling debts, his condominium and a car.  

Rep. Michael Grimm Indicted for Fraud

Rep. Michael Grimm , R-N.Y., was indicted on Monday on charges of underreporting payroll for his New York health-food restaurant, Healthicious.  

Grimm was charged with hiding more than $1 million in restaurant receipts and employee wages, as well as hiding a separate set of computer payroll records. The indictment charges Grimm with wire fraud, mail fraud, employment of illegal immigrants, perjury, obstruction of justice, obstructing and impeding tax laws and conspiracy to defraud the government.