Basement Of Horrors
Eddie Ray Wright pleaded guilty Thursday to 22 counts including kidnapping, forced human labor, violent crime in the aid of racketeering, and conspiracy to commit assault with a deadly weapon.
Jean McIntosh, daughter of the alleged family and criminal leader, has pleaded guilty to charges including conspiracy to commit racketeering, hate crimes against the disabled, and kidnapping resulting in death.
A Philadelphia woman held captive for more than a decade in an alleged disability-benefit scheme has won a $45 million civil judgment.
Alleged ringleader Linda Weston and four others are accused of keeping disabled adults and children caged in the basement of a Tacony home while stealing their benefit checks.
As expected, Philadelphia prosecutors will step aside so federal authorities can pursue charges over the alleged kidnapping of mentally disabled adults for their disability checks.
Prosecutors have announced federal charges against five people in a case in which authorities say mentally disabled adults were held in the basement of a Philadelphia home as part of an alleged Social Security fraud scheme.
A Philadelphia judge has rejected most defense motions to dismiss charges against four defendants in the Tacony basement captives’ case.
A man for whom all charges were previously dismissed in the so-called “Basement of Horrors” Tacony kidnap and fraud case is now being held for trial.
The Philadelphia district attorney’s office says it will not try to get new charges filed against one defendant who was cut loose from the local “Basement of Horrors” fraud and kidnapping case on Tuesday.
There are new charges in the case of four mentally challenged adults who were found imprisoned in the basement of a building in Northeast Philadelphia earlier this year.
The parents of one of the four mentally disabled people found chained in a Tacony basement last weekend will seek custody of their grandchildren.
A complete rundown of the suspects and victims involved in the “Basement of Horrors” case in Northeast Philadelphia.