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.
A new state report finds illicit medical practices run by unscrupulous entrepreneurs and corrupt physicians are fueling prescription drug and heroin abuse and distribution in New Jersey.
A former IRS employee was sentenced to 19 years in prison this week for a series of tax refund schemes that cost the government and taxpayers about $3 million.
A defendant in a state corruption investigation of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is waiving a preliminary hearing.
Former Philadelphia police inspector Daniel Castro has been re-sentenced to the same five year sentence for extortion with the threat of violence.
The former mayor of New Jersey’s largest suburb was sentenced Wednesday to just over three years in prison for corruption after telling the judge he lives with “self-torture” every day over the crimes.
Former and current judges of Philadelphia Traffic Court, plus judges in Bucks, Chester, and Delaware counties, as well as other employees associated with the court system, were named.
It’s almost to the point that the easiest way to spot a corrupt politician is to see who’s winning in Chicago.
Federal prosecutors allege Hamilton Township Mayor John Bencivengo took $12,400 from a cooperating witness in exchange for using his influence over a health insurance contract with the township’s school district.
William DeWeese, still a member of the state House, is a former House speaker, and was Democratic leader when the state attorney general’s office says he allegedly used state resources for campaign purposes.
Opening statements are scheduled today in the public corruption case that has already resulted in a guilty plea from former state House Speaker John Perzel of Philadelphia.
The first trial of Republican defendants in Pennsylvania’s corruption scandal gets under way next week.
Following a trial and mixed verdict in April, former Philadelphia police inspector Daniel Castro has pleaded guilty to a single count of extortion.
Prosecutor Robert Zauzmer is asking a federal appeals court in Philadelphia to give former Pennsylvania state senator Vincent Fumo — convicted of 137 counts of corruption — more jail time.