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(Wall Street Journal) — The publisher of a local New York newspaper pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to congressional investigators about who really paid for Rep. Charles Rangel to attend junkets at tropical resorts that ran afoul of House ethics rules.  Karl Rodney, publisher of the New York Carib News, admitted that he submitted papers in 2007 and 2008 to congressional officials falsely claiming the Carib News Foundation was the sole sponsor of Rangel’s trips to conferences at resorts in Antigua and St. Maarten. In fact, prosecutors say, Rodney had solicited money from various corporations and the governments of Antigua and St. Maarten to help pay for the lawmaker’s trips.

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