Chaka Fattah Archives - Page 2 of 5 - Philadelphia Magazine

Chaka Fattah


The Chaka Fattah Verdict Is In: He’s Guilty

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly. A jury has found U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah guilty on all counts, including participating in a […]


The No-Bullshit Guide: 2016 Election’s Biggest Winners and Losers

Oftentimes, elections feel like they’ve been decided by the powers that be before they’re even over. The 2016 primary was different: It was full of genuine nail-biters. At […]


The End of an Era: Looking Back on Fattah’s Long, Checkered Career

Update, June 21st, 2016: Chaka Fattah was found guilty on all counts in his federal corruption trial. Chaka Fattah was great at politics. I write […]


Dwight Evans Wins, Ends Chaka Fattah’s Run in the 2nd

It’s the end of an era. Democratic voters kicked out indicted Congressman Chaka Fattah in today’s primary election, and chose state Rep. Dwight Evans as their nominee instead. Fattah […]


Relish Was Hot on Election Day — While Famous 4th Street Deli Was a Ghost Town

This year, Josh Shapiro didn’t go to the power crowd’s longtime Election Day lunch hangout Famous 4th Street Deli. Instead, the Democratic frontrunner in the Attorney General’s race dined at the other, […]


Here’s Everything You Need To Know To Vote Today

Happy Election Day! Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. A lot is on the line today in Philadelphia. By voting, you could help decide […]


The No-Bullshit Guide to the 2016 Philadelphia Primary

By now, you probably know whether you’re voting for Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz or John Kasich. My God, how couldn’t you know? The […]


Is This Chaka Fattah’s Last Stand?

The crowd of several hundred was waiting, eagerly, for Bill Clinton to speak at a Mt. Airy playground. Later in the day, the Clinton appearance […]


Brian Sims Just Dropped Out of the Congressional Race

The rumors that have been flying in Philadelphia’s political circles are true: State Rep. Brian Sims is dropping out of the 2nd Congressional District race and […]

City Life

Chaka “Chip” Fattah Jr. Is Appealing His Conviction

Chaka Fattah Jr. is not giving up his freedom without a fight. The 33-year-old son of U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah announced that he is appealing his conviction just […]

City Life

Chaka Fattah Jr. Sentenced to Five Years, Taken Into Custody

Chaka Fattah Jr., son of Philly’s longtime congressman, was sentenced to five years in prison today for his conviction on tax and bank fraud charges. […]


Prosecutors Want Years of Jail Time for Chaka Fattah Jr.

Federal prosecutors want Chaka Fattah Jr. in prison for years. In court papers filed this week, Assistant U.S. Attorneys Paul L. Gray and Eric L. […]


Insider: Dwight Evans — Not Chaka Fattah — Is the Frontrunner in the Congressional Race

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.) [Update, Feb. 6] After publication of this op-ed, Philly Mag learned that the author’s firm […]


Dwight Evans Raised a Lot of Money for Chaka Fattah Challenge

State Rep. Dwight Evans says he has raised more than $330,000 in the first eight weeks of his primary campaign for embattled U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah’s seat, Al Dia reports. Team […]

City Life

Chaka Fattah Jr. Guilty On 22 Counts

Chaka Fattah Jr., the 32-year-old son of powerful Congressman Chaka Fattah and stepson of on-leave NBC10 anchor Renee Chenault-Fattah, has been found guilty of 22 […]