Contractor: Ex-U.S. Rep. Fattah threatened me to hire his son

July 12, 2017 GMT

By Staff

In testimony made public for the first time Wednesday, a former Philadelphia School District contractor said he was pressured six years ago to offer a $144,000-a-year job to the son of then-U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah or face consequences to his business.

David Shulick – president of the now-defunct Delaware Valley High School, which held $4 million in contracts to run two alternative schools for the district – said that after firing Chaka “Chip” Fattah Jr. in the summer of 2011, he was summoned to a meeting with the congressman where he was ordered to give the then 28-year-old his job back.

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