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Philadelphia Mobster Sentenced To 11 Years For Racketeering

Reputed mob soldier Damion Canalichio has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for racketeering, a break from the 20 years sought by federal prosecutors.

07/16/2013

Father, Son Acquitted Of Sex Trafficking After Prostitutes Testify On Their Behalf

The prostitutes said they were one big happy family, enjoying a suburban life as “wife-in-laws” in Allentown, Pa., while commuting to New York by night.

06/19/2013

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Pa. Man Expected To Plead Guilty To Murdering Ex-wife During Church Service

A hearing has been set at which a northern Pennsylvania man is scheduled to plead guilty to murdering his ex-wife, a church organist, during a service.

06/18/2013

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Court Rejects Appeal Of 2 In Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The state Supreme Court late Friday issued a pair of unsigned orders that denied petitions for review filed by former university vice president Gary Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley.

06/07/2013

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Pa. ‘Happy’ Hookers In Sex-Trafficking Case: Life Was Good

Prostitutes in a sex-trafficking case that’s winding down in New York City say they and their pimps were one big happy family, enjoying a comfortable suburban life as “wife-in-laws” in Pennsylvania and commuting by night to work in Manhattan.

06/06/2013

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OJ Simpson Seeks New Trial

O.J. Simpson will return next week to the Las Vegas courthouse where he was convicted of leading an armed sports memorabilia heist to ask a judge for a new trial.

05/10/2013

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Pa. Ambulance Firm, Owners Plead Guilty In Fraud Case

A suburban Philadelphia ambulance company and its top two officials have pleaded guilty to federal charges in a scheme that prosecutors said cost the Medicare and Medicaid programs more than $2.5 million in improper payments.

04/02/2013

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Caretaker Of Western Pa. Mansion Faces Charges For Drinking More Than $100K Of Owner’s Whiskey

Scottdale police say John Saunders drank 52 bottles of whiskey valued at $102,400 by the Bonhams auction house in New York.

03/22/2013

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Former Voice Of Sesame Street’s Elmo Faces Abuse Suit In Pa.

The former voice of the “Sesame Street” character Elmo is being sued by a man who claims the entertainer lured him into drug-fueled sex when he was 16.

03/19/2013

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Judges Asked To Rule On Warrantless GPS Tracking

A federal appeals court was asked Tuesday to decide whether the government must obtain a warrant before placing a GPS tracker on a suspect’s car.

03/19/2013

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Man Gets 15 To 30 Years For 2010 Murder In Northeast Philadelphia

Forty-one-year-old William Walton pleaded guilty earlier this month to voluntary manslaughter and a drug charge in the death of 22-year-old Allison Edwards.

03/18/2013

Fourth Person Pleads Guilty In Camden County High School Sex Scandal

Former Triton High School teacher Nick Martinelli pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of fourth-degree hindering apprehension.

03/14/2013

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Stories From New Jersey Homeless Camp Going Before Judge

A disabled nurse, veterans and a supermarket bagger fired for taking care of her dying boyfriend are among people telling their stories to a New Jersey judge who will decide the fate of the homeless camp where they’ve been living.

03/14/2013

Hearing Held In Child Sex Abuse Case Of Former Penn State Assistant Coach Jerry Sandusky

Second Mile Charity Seeking Permission To Sell Its Headquarters

The Second Mile, a charity for children founded by Jerry Sandusky, is asking a judge for permission to sell its headquarters building in State College.

03/08/2013

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US Judge: Insurer Not Obliged To Cover Sandusky

A federal judge says the insurance carrier for the children’s charity founded by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky doesn’t have to cover him for acts of abuse.

03/01/2013

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