Fattah resigns after 21 years in office, effective immediately

 Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., walks after leaving the federal courthouse in Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Fattah, a veteran Pennsylvania congressman, was convicted Tuesday in a racketeering case that largely centered on various efforts to repay an illegal $1 million campaign loan related to his unsuccessful 2007 mayoral bid. (Matt Rourke/AP Photo)

Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., walks after leaving the federal courthouse in Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Fattah, a veteran Pennsylvania congressman, was convicted Tuesday in a racketeering case that largely centered on various efforts to repay an illegal $1 million campaign loan related to his unsuccessful 2007 mayoral bid. (Matt Rourke/AP Photo)

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, convicted Tuesday of corruption charges, has resigned from Congress.

In a letter sent from former Congressman to House Speaker Paul Ryan, Fattah offered his resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives, effective immediately.

Read through the letter below.

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