Panel hits Rangel with 13 alleged ethics charges

Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., leaves his office to go to a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

July 29, 2010 1:44:56 PM PDT
House investigators accused veteran New York Rep. Charles Rangel of 13 violations of congressional ethics standards on Thursday, throwing a cloud over his four-decade political career and raising worries for fellow Democrats about the fall elections.