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Philadelphia congressman resigns following fraud conviction

(Reuters) - U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah resigned from Congress on Thursday, two days after being convicted of orchestrating multiple frauds aimed at enriching himself and preserving his political career.

"Upon reflection, I hereby make official my resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives effective immediately," Fattah wrote in a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan.

(Reporting by Kouichi Shirayanagi; Editing by Tim Ahmann)