The federal judge granted a prosecution motion to dismiss a couple of charges in a police corruption case that has ensnared six former Philadelphia narcotics officers.
The defendants are accused of using force and their positions as police officers to steal money, property, and drugs from drug dealers.
DA Seth Williams announced the charges against Rep. Louise Bishop, Rep. Michelle Brownlee, and former Rep. Harold James at a press conference.
After five days of deliberations, a federal jury in Philadelphia has found former Philadelphia ironworkers’ union head Joseph Dougherty guilty of corruption and related offenses.
Defense attorney Fortunato Perri Jr. has downplayed alleged threats by Joseph Dougherty, secretly recorded, as mere “testosterone talk.”
Corruption brought down Philadelphia’s Traffic court in 2013 and justice for those charged unfolded in 2014.
The research, which took an unconventional approach and interviewed reporters in each state about perceived corruption in each branch of government, was published earlier this month.
Bail hearings are scheduled for today for six Philadelphia narcotics officers charged with corruption.
Mayor Michael Nutter and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey spoke out at a City Hall press conference condemning six indicted narcotics officers and refuting suggestions that corruption in the department is widespread.
6 Philadelphia Cops Arrested In Corruption Probe That Commissioner Calls ‘One Of The Worst Cases I’ve Ever Heard’
Six Philadelphia Police officers who served in narcotics were taken into custody by FBI agents Wednesday as part of a federal corruption probe.
A retired Philadelphia county judge faces corruption charges for allegedly using his judicial office to run his private property-management company.
District Judge John Kessler ruled Wednesday that prosecutors had provided sufficient evidence to support charges that Sen. Leanna Washington used her legislative staff for eight years to organize an annual “birthday party” political fundraiser on taxpayer time and using taxpayer resources.
Although there was a lengthy discussion, Judge Mary Jacobson agreed that Mack needs to leave office immediately.
Former state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin is due in court to explain why she hasn’t yet sent autographed pictures of herself in handcuffs apologizing to other state judges for her campaign corruption conviction earlier this year.
After a preliminary hearing that included days of testimony, a district judge in suburban Harrisburg has ordered that six defendants face trial in the turnpike corruption case.