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Nazi Suspect Denied Bail In US On German Warrant

An elderly Nazi war crimes suspect will remain jailed in Philadelphia as part of a German criminal case after a U.S. judge denied him bail.

07/09/2014

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Philadelphia Man Accused Of Serving As Nazi Guard At Auschwitz Appears In Court

A man accused of serving as a Nazi guard at the Jewish death camp Auschwitz appears in federal court.

06/18/2014

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Former Penn State President Files Complaint, Asks Judge To Halt Criminal Case

Spanier’s lawyers filed a complaint in federal court in Harrisburg Monday that says his case was “undertaken in bad faith” and that it violates his constitutional right to due process of law.

03/31/2014

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Court Ruling Enforces “Do Not Call” Lists

Even if your cell phone is on the “Do Not Call” list you could still be getting hounded by unwanted calls and marketing messages.

09/22/2013

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Former Federal Prison Guard Acquitted Of Charges That He Had Sex With Inmate

The defense had argued the female inmate is an inveterate liar with multiple convictions for theft, fraud and forgery, and the jury has rejected her story.

09/12/2013

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Attorney General Kane: I Won’t Defend Pennsylvania Law Banning Gay Marriage

Defending Pennsylvania’s law effectively banning same-sex marriage against a legal challenge in federal court will fall to Gov. Tom Corbett.

07/11/2013

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Judge Imposes 128 Year Sentence On Man Convicted Of Violent Home Invasions

“And there is nothing about the nature of these crimes or the background that in any way causes the government to be at all alarmed that he is never getting out of jail again” prosecutor Arlene Fisk said. “That is frankly comforting.”

10/18/2012

Victims Want Convicted Ponzi Schemer Put Away For A Long Time

Victims have told the court Ira Pressman is the Michael Jordan of schemers and he deserves a sentence long sentence.

02/08/2012

Ukrainian Immigrant Denies Human Trafficking And Abuse Charges

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – One of two Ukrainian brothers on trial charged with human trafficking has taken the witness stand, denying the charges and blaming others. Ukrainian Immigrant Denies Human Trafficking And Abuse Charges The jury […]

10/06/2011

John Pignotti Gets Nearly 4 Years In Prison For Identity Theft

The former president of the Philadelphia String Band Association was sentenced to close to four years in prison Tuesday for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from two former employers.

10/05/2011

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Judicial Panel In Philadelphia Reconsidering Carl Lewis Case

A federal judicial panel is considering whether to reverse a ruling it made a week ago to declare nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis eligible to run for state Senate in New Jersey.

09/20/2011

Delaware County Dentist Convicted Of Failing To Pay Federal Taxes

“His position was that he had a good faith, honest, subjectively held belief that, unlike everybody else, he didn’t to have to pay federal income taxes and that is why he didn’t file,” Prosecutor Joan Burnes said.

08/01/2011

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Federal Appeals Court To Hear Arguments On Length Of Fumo’s Sentence

A federal appeals court today will hear arguments on the government’s appeal of the 55 month sentence for convicted former state senator Vince Fumo. The government contends the trial judge erred in sentencing way below federal guidelines.

05/25/2011

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Federal Judge Denies Carl Lewis’ Bid To Appear On New Jersey Ballots

Former Olympian Carl Lewis has lost round one in his legal battle to get back on the New Jersey primary ballot as a state senate candidate in Burlington County.

04/29/2011

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Philadelphia Orchestra Votes To File For Bankruptcy

The world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra will be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

04/17/2011

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