Rangel to move office amid controversy

July 15, 2008 1:32:16 PM PDT
The U.S. Rep. Charles B. Rangel's office confirmed to Eyewitness News that he will re-locate the office from one of four rent-stabilized apartments he rents in a Harlem apartment building.Rangel will reportedly leave the one-bedroom apartment he paid for with money from campaign funds. The move comes just days after a watchdog organization filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission.

City and state guidelines require rent-stabilized homes be used as residences.

Rangel spokesman Emile Milne says the congressman will not disclose the details of his decision.

It was was reported on Friday that Rangel occupies the rent-stabilized apartments at the Lenox Terrace complex in Harlem.

His family uses three of the four.

The congressman is one of New York's most influential politicians and the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.