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NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 01: Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) speaks at a press conference on April 1, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. According to reports, Menendez has been indicted on federal corruption charges of conspiracy to commit bribery and wire fraud. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Senator Menendez: Restore Our Faith

By Gary R’nel PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — For New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez this may be mission impossible: To assist in the restoration of constituency faith in our elected representatives. To restore trust in the fiefdom […]

04/03/2015

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Attorneys in Phila. Cop Corruption Trial Spar Over One Witness’ Testimony

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

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Battle Over Prosecution’s Attempt to Drop Some Charges in Phila. Police Corruption Case

The defendants are accused of using force and their positions as police officers to steal money, property, and drugs from drug dealers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/16/2015

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2 More Pa. State Reps, 1 Former State Rep Surrender on Corruption Charges

DA Seth Williams announced the charges against Rep. Louise Bishop, Rep. Michelle Brownlee, and former Rep. Harold James at a press conference.

03/10/2015

(US District Courthouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Ironworkers’ Union Boss Guilty on All Counts in Racketeering Trial

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/20/2015

(US District Courthouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Federal Racketeering Case Against Ironworkers’ Boss Heads to Jury

Defense attorney Fortunato Perri Jr. has downplayed alleged threats by Joseph Dougherty, secretly recorded, as mere “testosterone talk.”

01/13/2015

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Year In Review: Traffic Court Corruption Exposed In Court In 2014

Corruption brought down Philadelphia’s Traffic court in 2013 and justice for those charged unfolded in 2014.

12/27/2014

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Harvard Study Claims NJ, Pa. Among Most Corrupt States In The Country

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.

12/05/2014

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Bail Hearings Today For Six Police Officers Charged With Corruption

Bail hearings are scheduled for today for six Philadelphia narcotics officers charged with corruption.

08/04/2014

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City Officials React To Philadelphia Police Corruption Indictments

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.

07/31/2014

(The federal indictment charging six Philadelphia police officers with corruption.  Photo by Tony Hanson)

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.

07/30/2014

Retired Philadelphia Judge Willis Berry. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Retired Philadelphia Judge Charged With Corruption

A retired Philadelphia county judge faces corruption charges for allegedly using his judicial office to run his private property-management company.

05/22/2014

(Pa. state senator LeAnna Washington, accompanied by her son, arrives at a district justice office in Abington to face theft and related charges.  March 2014 file photo by KYW's Brad Segall)

Judge Sends State Senator Charges To Trial

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.

03/26/2014

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Convicted Trenton Mayor Tony Mack Removed From Office

Although there was a lengthy discussion, Judge Mary Jacobson agreed that Mack needs to leave office immediately.

02/26/2014

(Former Justice Joan Orie Melvin.  File photo)

Former PA Justice Neglected To Send Autographed Handcuff Photos

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.

10/15/2013

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