Nation: Diggs in Trouble

Faces kickback charges

Ever since flamboyant Congressman Adam Clayton Powell lost his House seat in 1970, roly-poly Charles Coles Diggs Jr.. 55, has been the senior black member of Congress. The son of a powerful Michigan politician who became wealthy as an undertaker in Detroit, Diggs has won election to the House twelve times from the city's predominantly poor and black 13th Congressional District. Because of his seniority, he became the first chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus in 1971. He is also chairman of the House District of Columbia Committee and the House International Relations Subcommittee on Africa.

Last week a federal...

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