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Daniel Castro's fate is in the jury's hands. FILE. (credit: KYW's Steve Tawa)

Former Philadelphia Police Inspector Re-Sentenced To 5 Years

Former Philadelphia police inspector Daniel Castro has been re-sentenced to the same five year sentence for extortion with the threat of violence.

03/15/2013

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Update To Internet Child-Protection Law Misses The Mark, Says Critic

The government is out with new regulations designed to keep kids safe from those who wish to track them online.

12/19/2012

(Daniel Castro is interviewed by KYW's Tony Hanson following his conviction and guilty plea last June.  Credit:  Ed Fischer)

Judge Allows Disgraced Philadelphia Cop To Remain On Bail A Few More Weeks

Government prosecutors said Daniel Castro’s actions following his sentencing last week amounted to an attempt to intimidate a federal witness.

10/11/2011

(Former Philadelphia police inspector Daniel Castro, after pleading guilty to conspiracy in June.  Credit:  Ed Fischer)

Former Philadelphia Police Inspector Daniel Castro Gets 5-Year Prison Term

Castro, once a high-raking police inspector, pleaded guilty in June to a single count of conspiracy to commit extortion.

10/04/2011

(Former Philadelphia police official Daniel Castro, following his guilty plea.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Sentencing Today For Former Police Inspector Daniel Castro

The man who wanted to be police commissioner pleaded guilty in connection with one extortion attempt and he was convicted of lying to the FBI about another extortion attempt.

10/04/2011

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Attorneys Enter Sentence Recommendations For Convicted Former Philadelphia Police Inspector

The prosecution and defense have now made their sentence recommendations for convicted former Philadelphia Police Inspector Daniel Castro.

09/30/2011

(Former Philadelphia police official Daniel Castro speaks with KYW's Tony Hanson following his guilty plea today. Photo by Ed Fischer)

Former Philadelphia Police Inspector Daniel Castro Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy

Following a trial and mixed verdict in April, former Philadelphia police inspector Daniel Castro has pleaded guilty to a single count of extortion.

06/09/2011

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Jury Returns Verdict In Trial Of Former Philadelphia Police Inspector

A jury returned a verdict in the trial of former Philadelphia Police Inspector Daniel Castro, who earlier this week had an emotional break-down on the stand and admitted to taking part in a series of strong armed extortion attempts.

04/20/2011

Daniel Castro's fate is in the jury's hands. FILE. (credit: KYW's Steve Tawa)

Jury Deliberations Continue In Police Inspector Daniel Castro’s Trial

The jury considering the corruption case against former Philadelphia police Inspector Daniel Castro is having trouble reaching a unanimous verdict on some counts, but they will deliberate again Wednesday morning.

04/20/2011

(Daniel Castro, on trial in federal court for corruption.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Closing Arguments Heard In Castro Case

federal jury in Philadelphia has now heard closing arguments and is deliberating in the case of former Philadelphia police Inspector Daniel Castro.

04/18/2011

(Daniel Castro, on trial in federal court for corruption.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

More Tearful But Defensive Testimony From Philadelphia Cop Charged With Extortion

Daniel Castro, the former Philadelphia police inspector charged with corruption, has completed his testimony in federal court, admitting to taking part in strongarm extortions — but only after a certain date, and then only reluctantly.

04/15/2011

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Former Police Inspector Castro Breaks Down On Witness Stand, Admits Role In Extortion

In stunning and emotional testimony, former Philadelphia police Inspector Daniel Castro admits he took part in a series of strong armed extotion attempts, and later lied about it when confronted by the FBI.

04/14/2011

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Lawyer For Philadelphia Police Inspector Charged With Corruption Presses Entrapment Defense

An FBI informant was undergoing cross-examination on Wednesday in the case of former Philadelphia police inspector Daniel Castro (left), charged with corruption.

04/13/2011

(Former Philadelphia police inspector Daniel Castro, now charged with corruption.  File photo)

Informant Says He Gave Cash To Philadelphia Police Inspector Charged With Corruption

Philadelphia police inspector Castro had lost $90,000 to a business associate, but informant Rony Moshe says Castro wanted to get $150,000 back for his trouble. And, says Moshe, they were using some muscle to get it.

04/12/2011

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Bribery, Extortion Case Opens Against Former Philadelphia Police Inspector

The prosecution has opened its bribery and extortion case against a former Philadelphia Police Inspector. The defendant is charged with conspiring in a series of extortion schemes.

04/11/2011

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