CHAKA "CHIP" Fattah Jr. has railed against the federal fraud charges filed against him, but he doesn't seem to mind the media spotlight surrounding him these days.
After his arraignment in federal court yesterday - in which he pleaded not guilty to all 23 counts against him - he told a bevy of reporters outside the courthouse that one of his federal defenders had a statement.
The lawyer made his statement. Then, as Fattah, 31, walked away, trailed by reporters, cameramen and photographers, he couldn't help but respond to some questions.
"I stand by what I said. There are a lot of comments out there," he said, referring to his numerous interviews last week following his surrender and the unsealing of the indictment against him.