Former Philadelphia Anchor’s Husband Found Guilty in Racketeering Case

By Kevin Eck 

Rep. Chaka Fattah has been found guilty on all counts against him in a federal racketeering case.

Fattah’s wife, Renee Chenault-Fattah, who was an anchor at Philadelphia NBC-owned station WCAU until this February, figured into the prosecutions case after a co-defendant paid $18,000 for a Porsche owned by Chenault-Fattah.

The case, which included counts of racketeering, fraud and money laundering, centered on the 59-year-old Democrat’s efforts to repay an illegal $1 million campaign loan. Four of Fattah’s co-defendants in the case were also found guilty.


Fattah will remain free on bail. His sentencing is set for October 4.

Rep. Fattah’s son “Chip” was found guilty of federal fraud charges in November.