U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah's racketeering conspiracy trial – one of the most closely watched political corruption cases in recent city history – has resulted in convictions.
Who else was charged: Bonnie Bowser, the chief of staff in Fattah's district office; Karen Nicholas, a former staffer who later ran a nonprofit Fattah created; Herbert Vederman, a lobbyist and Rendell administration deputy mayor who was finance director for several of Fattah's campaigns; and Robert Brand, a family friend married to a former Fattah employee
What's next: Fattah, Vederman and Brand are scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 4. The sentencings for Nicholas and Bowser are scheduled for Oct. 5.
Day 22, June 21: Fattah was convicted of all charges. Vederman and Brand were also found guilty on all counts, while the jury returned mixed verdicts for Bowser and Nicholas. (Read more: Fattah convicted of federal corruption charges)
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Day 21, June 20: The reconstructed jury panel deliberated for a second full day without reaching a verdict. Meanwhile, an audio recording shed light on Friday's dismissal of a juror. The recording shows the sidebar conversation between the judge and attorneys shows the jurors hit a snag just hours into their deliberations, and the parties discussed whether the jurors should be read instructions given to panels that report deadlocks. (Read more: Recording: Fattah jury hit snag hours after deliberations began)
Day 20, June 17: The jury had to restart its deliberations after one member of the panel was dismissed. Three men and nine women now make up the jury. (Read more: Fattah juror dismissed, deliberations start over)
Day 19, June 16: Jurors deliberated for their first full day of discussion. (Read more: First full day of deliberations in Fattah trial ends early, without verdict)
Day 18, June 15: The jury of four men and eight women began deliberations after having received nearly four hours of instructions on the legal principles that should guide their decision. (Read more: After monthlong trial, jury deliberations underway in Fattah corruption case)
Day 17, June 14: Closing arguments continued, with lawyers for the congressman's codefendants seeking to distance their clients from Fattah's alleged wrongdoing. (Read more: Prosecutor: 'In Fattah World, none of the rules apply)
Day 16, June 13: Closing arguments began. (Read more: As trial winds down, defense says feds are desperate to smear Fattah)
Day 15, June 8: Former Gov. Ed Rendell testified as a defense witness for Vederman, calling him a generous man and telling jurors about his own efforts to push for an ambassadorship for him. After his testimony, Rendell decried federal prosecutors for too often "overreaching" in twisting the actions involved in friendships and political deal-making. (Read more: Rendell, after testifying at Fattah trial: Federal prosecutors don't get it)
Day 14, June 7: Maisha Leek, Fattah's former chief of staff and fund-raising director took the witness stand but remained guarded, seemingly concerned with saying as little as possible. Leek, one of the closest but unindicted members of Fattah's inner circle to have testified, told jurors she knew nothing about the $1 million loan at the heart of the government's case, bolstering the congressman's case that political strategists secured the loan without his knowledge. She also testified that Fattah and Vederman's relationship extended beyond politics. (Read more: Called as a defense witness, Fattah's ex-chief of staff remains reticent)
Day 13, June 3: The prosecution rested its case, and defense attorneys sought to have the charges against their clients dismissed, a request U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III declined. The defense then began calling its witnesses. Those who testified on the defense's first day included former U.S. Rep. Robert Borski Jr.; goverment staffers, including former Fattah employees and advisers to other political figures; and a hotel doorman, who all offered kind words about Fattah and his codefendants. (Read more: Parade of plaudits for Fattah as defense in corruption case begins)
Day 12, June 2: The trial, including testimony from an FBI forensic accountant and a compliance specialist who handled the mortgage of Fattah and his wife, focuses on tracing Fattah's financial transactions. (Read more: Fattah's finances under microscope as prosecutors' case nears end)
Day 11, June 1: Prosecutors called witnesses ranging from Vederman's girlfriend to Obama's presidential campaign manager to try to show that Fattah used his influence to aid the wealthy lobbyist. Jim Messina, a former White House deputy chief of staff who became Obama's 2012 reelection campaign manager, told jurors that Fattah pushed him to consider Vederman for an ambassadorship. Alexandra Zionts, the lobbyist's girlfriend, described Vederman and the congressman as "great friends" and testified that Vederman helped her get a job in Fattah's West Philadelphia district office. (Read more: Feds: For Fattah and fund-raiser, friendship had its privileges)
Day 10, May 31: Testimony focused on the Philadelphia University education for Simone Muller, the former live-in au pair to Fattah. John Pierantozzi, a special assistant to the university's president, testified about Muller's last-minute acceptance to the school, the great efforts top administrators put forth to help her get scholarships that covered nearly all of her tuition costs and tuition funds paid Vederman, which prosecutors allege was a bribe to Fattah. Former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk also testified, telling jurors he met with Vederman, who prosecutors say was seeking a White House post, at Fattah's urging. (Read more: Feds ask: Did Fattah's former au pair get special treatment from Philadelphia University?)
Day 8, May 25: Gregory Naylor, a former Fattah staffer and longtime confidant, testified that he helped falsify campaign-finance reports and steal thousands of dollars in political donations because "The congressman asked me." Naylor, who directly linked Fattah to schemes to cover up and repay a campaign loan and use campaign funds to pay his son's debt, was the most damaging prosecution witness to testify to date. Naylor has pleaded guilty to his role in the crimes. (Read more: In testimony, former confidant links Fattah to crimes)
Day 7, May 24: Testimony centered on the troubles of the congressman's son, Chaka "Chip" Fattah Jr. A top Drexel University lobbyist told jurors about the younger Fattah's academic woes and failure to pay his tuition. The elder Fattah, according to prosecutors, solved his son's problem by stealing from his campaign fund to pay Drexel and student lender Sallie Mae, from which Chip Fattah had borrowed money for school. (Read more: At Fattah's corruption trial, jurors hear about his son's tuition trouble)
Day 6, May 23: Prosecutors turned their attention to two education nonprofits Fattah helped create, calling witnesses who testified that questions surrounded spending at the Educational Advancement Alliance (EAA) and CORE Philly. Five federal investigators took the stand, testifying that authorities had concerns about grants being used for political gain, the six-figure salaries earned by the Fattah allies appointed to lead the nonprofits and other spending. (Read more: At trial, prosecutors target Fattah's education charities)
Day 5, May 20: Former executives of organizations led by two of Fattah's codefendants testified, as prosecutors sought to demonstrate the role the congressman and his allies played in repaying the $1 million campaign debt that prosecutors say was illegal and forms a key part of the government's case. The executives told jurors that they were not consulted about the series of contracts codefendants Karen Nicholas and Robert Brand allegedly drafted to make financial transactions involving stolen funds appear legitimate. (Read more: Fattah loyalists' alleged roles probed at trial)
Day 4, May 19: Defense attorneys cross-examined key government witness Thomas Lindenfeld, the top strategist in Fattah's failed 2007 mayoral bid. The political consultant reframed the defense's questions to give the answers he wanted, rather than damaging responses, but lawyers for Fattah and his codefendants sought to use Lindenfeld's political savvy to portray him as operative willing to say and do anything to win. (Read more: Under cross-examination, Fattah's ex-strategist employs his political skills)
Day 2, May 17: Testimony focused on what prosecutors say was an illegal $1 million loan from Al Lord, then the CEO of student-loan financier Sallie Mae, to Fattah's struggling 2007 mayoral campaign. Lord, who was granted immunity, told jurors about his relationship with Fattah and the payment to the congressman's desperate campaign. Other testimony focused on the campaign's struggles to raise funds and the complicated scheme used to pay Lord back and hide the source of those funds. (Read more: Fattah trial focuses on ex-Sallie Mae CEO's loan)
Day 1, May 16: The trial opened. During opening statements, conflicting portraits of the congressman emerged. According to prosecutors, Fattah is a corrupt politician and thief who is seeking to shift the blame for his crimes to others. But Fattah's attorneys contended the congressman is a victim himself, arguing that unscrupulous aides stole in his name, without his knowledge. (Read more: Fattah defense pins blame on ex-aides as federal corruption trial opens)
Trial primer: Did Fattah steer millions of dollars to good causes, helping his constituents? Or was his spending primarily to enrich himself under the guise of good deeds? That's the trial's central question. "I'm an appropriator," Fattah said in an interview about his congressional career. "I put money behind things that matter." (Read more: Helping community or himself? Fattah trial starts Monday)
May 3: The jury is selected.
July 2015: Fattah and four members of his inner circle (Bowser, Nicholas, Vederman and Brand) are indicted.