A House investigator says the panel handling Rep. Charlie Rangel's ethics case has recommended a reprimand by the full House—but that decision could be months away.
Rep. Gene Green, who's on the subcommittee that investigated the New York Democrat, says that's the recommended penalty for the 20-term New York Democrat. Rangel is facing 13 charges of wrongdoing.
Green, D-Texas, also said Friday that the secret votes on some of those charges haven't been unanimous.
Among the harsher penalties that could have been recommended are censure, a fine or even expulsion from the House.
The case now goes to another bipartisan panel of Rangel's peers. They will try the 80-year-old lawmaker in public this fall if there is no settlement.