District Attorney Seth Williams
The family of a Willow Grove man, who died of an accidental drug overdose a month ago after cooperating with authorities in a clergy sex abuse case, has filed a lawsuit against the Philadelphia Archdiocese and the man’s alleged abuser.
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams and Controller Alan Butkovitz have defeated their Republican challengers in a sign of the power of incumbency and a nearly 7-1 Democratic edge in citywide voter registration.
The prosecution of a Catholic priest accused of molesting a former altar boy is on shaky ground, after the accuser was found dead, the victim of an apparent drug overdose.
At a motions hearing on Tuesday morning, bail for Rev. Robert Brennan was reduced from $1 million to $50,000.
A former Philadelphia priest has been arrested after being accused of sexually assaulting an altar boy over a period of four years.
Philadelphia’s District Attorney and a City Councilman took to the streets of a Southwest Philadelphia neighborhood last night.
Incumbent Democrat Alan Butkovitz is seeking his third term in office. While he has the backing of the Democratic City Committee, he does face two primary challengers.
A pair of men are under arrest, charged with stealing contractor vans and their contents over a period of several months.
“I want people to know all across Philadelphia: you carry, you do two,” said Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams.
Chris talks liquor, latenight TV, and Twitter and how they all are effecting Philadelphia. Pennsylvania Lawmakers are voting today on the privatizing of the state liquor system. Rumors say Jimmy Fallon could be moving NBC late night to NYC if he takes over for Jay Leno. D.A. Seth Williams gets caught following interesting twitter accounts. Chris personally speaks with Bernard McCormick author celebrating Philly Mag, Evan Nappen lawyer of SJ man posting Facebook photos of his son holding a rifle, and Matt Brouillette from the commonwealth foundation joins us to discuss the bill to privatize the plcb.
The victim, now 24, testified in painful detail to the attacks when he was just 10 and 11-years-old.
The judge has ruled that there will be a new sentencing hearing, something district attorney Williams is opposed to.
Appearing on Eyewitness News on the CW-Philly, this morning, Nutter said the city will continue to pursue all possible legal action against the property owners, including “outstanding taxes, where the owners are, what they’re doing — their failure to respond to at least three violation notices that we sent. We know that they received them.”
The former chief financial officer of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has been charged with stealing nearly a million dollars from the church’s general operating fund over a nearly six-year period.
Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal says he is surprised and somewhat disappointed that he will not get a new sentencing hearing.