On eve of trial, Rangel discusses settlement to ethics case

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WASHINGTON—Negotiations between lawyers for Rep. Charles Rangel (D., N.Y.) and House ethics investigators continued on the eve of a public hearing Thursday that was expected to lay out the charges against him.

Since the ethics panel announced last week its plans to present a case against Mr. Rangel, his lawyers have been in private discussions about a possible settlement to avoid a hearing. A central issue is the wording of the House ethics panel’s findings about Mr. Rangel’s alleged ethics violations, according to a person familiar with the case.

The planned hearing could further harm the Harlem Democrat’s legacy and his party’s election prospects this year, as it is likely to make public the allegations that ethics investigators say they have found evidence to support.

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