Chip Fattah sentenced to five years

- Chip Fattah, son of Congressman Chaka Fattah, has been sentenced to five years in prison. 

In addition to the prison sentence, Fattah was ordered to make restitution of $1,172,175 and a $2,125 special assessment, while also serving five years of supervised release. 

 

"I believe in our system of justice. I think it will be important now we have a chance to take a look this case--whether these were a fair set of charges and whether the investigation was handled properly," Congressman Fattah said after his son's sentencing. 
 
"The judge had to decided if the sentence would keep others from committing the same kind of crime. I assume the judge believes that and we believe a sentence like this will deter others from being involved in similar conduct."

The 33-year-old Fattah was convicted in November on 22 of 23 counts of bank and tax fraud. He represented himself at trial. 

Fattah's father, the 11-term Democratic Congressman, is currently set to stand trial on a separate federal indictment, and is also seeking reelection. 

 
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