Seems that Charlie raided his own PAC stash:
Congressman Charles Rangel, whose ethics trial starts tomorrow, appears to have improperly used political-action committee money to pay for his defense.
Rangel tapped his National Leadership PAC for $293,000 to pay his main legal-defense team this year. He took another $100,000 from the PAC in 2009 to pay lawyer Lanny Davis.
Two legal experts told The Post such spending is against House rules.
“It’s a breach of congressional ethics,” one campaign-finance lawyer said…
But it doesn’t matter – Rangel was re-elected, and the House Democrats will dispose of his case before the GOP gets in. So, its all good, you see? Corruption? That isn’t important! What is important is that a tool of the special interests remains in office so that taxpayer cash can continue to flow. Geesh, do we have to draw you a picture here?