The son of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah is reportedly being investigated for receiving money from a firm that has contracts with the Philadelphia School District.
Federal officials raided the Center City home of Chaka Fattah Jr. early yesterday and seized records and a computer from the law office of attorney David Shulick, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Federal authorities would not confirm the investigation and no charges have been filed.
Shulick heads the board of directors of Delaware Valley High School, a for-profit alternative education provider that contracts with districts in the region to serve at-risk students. Fattah Jr., known as Chip, reportedly has received $450,000 from DVHS as part of a contract with the Philadelphia School District.
Fattah currently serves as president of 259 Strategies LLC, a consulting firm, according to his LinkedIn account. He previously ran a luxury concierge service called American Royalty and ran a photography company called FattahGraphy.
Shulick said the investigation has nothing to do with his law firm or DVHS, the Inquirer reported. School district spokesman Fernando Gallard could not confirm whether the district has been contacted by investigators regarding Fattah.
Congressman Fattah issued a brief statement saying, “Obviously the Congressman stands by his son. However the Congressman and our office have no involvement in this matter.”
Fattah Jr. could not be reached for comment.