Fattah corruption trial testimony pushed back to May 16

A veteran Pennsylvania congressman battling corruption charges has been given two more weeks to prepare for his May trial.

A judge Wednesday has delayed the trial for U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah and several co-defendants to give them more time to review more than 100,000 documents amassed by prosecutors.

Fattah is running for his 11th term but faces several challengers in the April Democratic primary.

The 59-year-old Fattah is accused of taking bribes and misusing campaign funds and federal grants to repay debt from a failed 2007 run for mayor of Philadelphia.

His co-defendants include a lobbyist and his former chief of staff.

Jury selection in the case will begin on the original trial date of May 2.

U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III has delayed the start of testimony until May 16.

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