Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA)[Matt Rourke/AP]
Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA)[Matt Rourke/AP]

(Philly.com) – Chaka Fattah has grown accustomed to the sound of footsteps.

Federal prosecutors have been following the longtime Philadelphia congressman for eight years – subpoenaing his emails and congressional records, auditing his nonprofits and flipping his political confidants – as they seek to build a corruption indictment against him.

Fattah, 58, has been tapping his campaign war chest to cover hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees. He’s in a “safe” district, so he doesn’t need the campaign money to, ya know, campaign.

But now, the footsteps could be getting louder.

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