The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday said it charged U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah, a Pennsylvania Democrat, and four of his associates with participating in a racketeering conspiracy and other crimes. The department said Fattah, who represents Philadelphia in the House of Representatives, and the others faced a 29-count indictment including charges of bribery, mail fraud, falsification of records, bank fraud, money laundering and other crimes related to Fattah's 2007 unsuccessful run for mayor of Philadelphia. Fattah, 58, was first elected to the House in 1994.
It also said that a key financial measure of medical costs fell during the quarter. Health insurers closely manage costs to contend with a constant rise in medical spending. On July 3, No. 3 health insurer Aetna Inc said it would buy rival Humana Inc and Anthem on Friday said it would acquire Cigna to create the No. 1 U.S. health insurer with 53 million members.
New York state man charged with supporting Islamic State
U.S. authorities arrested a man in western New York and charged him with supporting Islamic State by traveling to Turkey to help the militant group, the Justice Department said on Wednesday. Arafat Nagi, 42, of Lackawanna, New York, was charged with attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) discovered he had purchased military equipment and traveled to Turkey twice to meet with members of Islamic State.
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