Renee Chenault-Fattah no longer works at Philadelphia NBC-owned station WCAU.
“She remains a friend and valued colleague to all of us,” A WCAU spokesperson told TVSpy. “We are truly grateful for her many years of service to the station and our viewers.”
Fattah, who is married to Rep. Chaka Fattah (D, Pa.), has been on leave from the station since July after being identified in her husband’s indictment on federal charges including racketeering, bribery and wire fraud.
WCAU reports the indictment says Chenault-Fattah, along with her husband, lobbyist Herbert Vederman and one other person “falsified records, including a bill of sale and paperwork related to the vehicle’s title, in order to document the ‘sale.'”
Authorities said the scheme had the Fattahs pretending to sell the Porsche to Vederman for $18,000. The indictment states that money was used to help pay closing costs for the Fattahs’ $425,000 vacation home in the Poconos.
The Federal government says the sale was phony and the Fattahs never actually sold the car. According to the indictment, Chenault-Fattah continued to register the car in her name, pay for vehicle service and pay for the insurance.