In this Aug. 14, 2014, file photo Chaka Fattah Jr., walks from the U.S. Courthouse in Philadelphia. Fattah Jr., son of a veteran Philadelphia congressman, called the government’s case flawed and speculative as he gave his opening statement at his federal bank and tax fraud trial on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
An associate of the son of former Philadelphia congressman Chaka “Chip” Fattah has been indicted on charges he defrauded Philadelphia School District.
David Shulick, 46, former president of Delaware Valley High School Management Corp. of Bala Cynwyd, is accused of taking funds that should have been used for an alternative school for at-risk youth in southwest Philadelphia, Philly.com reports.
Shulick is accused of submitting false invoices to the school district, with help from Fattah Jr., who was former chief operating officer of Delaware Valley, said the report. Prosecutors say he used the funds on his home improvements in Gladwyne and a New Jersey beach condo. He is also accused of income tax fraud for helping Fattah’s son defraud PNC bank out of $18,000 owed on a business loan.
Shulick said the charges were a surprise and placed the blame on Fattah, said Philly.com, but declined further comment. He is expected to turn himself in Thursday on charges of embezzlement, conspiracy, and bank and tax fraud, said the report.
Rep. Fattah was convicted in June on a federal racketeering charge connecting to efforts to repay an illegal $1 million campaign loan. Prosecutors said he routed federal grant money and nonprofit funds through his consultants to pay back the illegal loan. He lost nomination in the April primary.
His son was sentenced to five years in prison after he was found guilty in 2015 on fraud charges connected to business loans.
Pa. congressman Chaka Fattah convicted in racketeering case
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