Fortunato Perri Jr.

(US District Courthouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Federal Racketeering Case Against Ironworkers’ Boss Heads to Jury

Defense attorney Fortunato Perri Jr. has downplayed alleged threats by Joseph Dougherty, secretly recorded, as mere “testosterone talk.”

01/13/2015

File photo. (A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  credit: CBS-3)

Ironworker Who Admits Torching Construction Sites Returns To The Stand In Trial of Joseph Dougherty

Defense lawyer Fortunato Perri Jr. says there’s no evidence Dougherty ordered criminal acts. He points a finger of blame at business agents within Local 401, jockeying for power at the Union Hall.

01/07/2015

(Pa. state representative Vanessa Lowery Brown, in undercover surveillance video.  Image provided by Phila. DA)

Phila. DA Reopens Corruption Charges Against 2 Pa. State Lawmakers

State representatives Vanessa Lowery Brown and Ron Waters (both D-Phila.) are charged with taking cash from an undercover agent. Pennsylvania’s attorney general had previously declared the cases dead.

12/16/2014

(Former Philadelphia police lieutenant Jonathan Josey. File photo)

February Trial Set For Philly Cop Charged With Striking Woman After Parade

DA Williams says that Lt. Jonathan Josey went beyond the scope of the force he was permitted to use.

12/17/2012

(Rap artist Beanie Sigel, in 2007 file photo)

Rapper Beanie Sigel Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud In Philadelphia

Now, the 37-year-old entertainer born Dwight Grant is owning up to his obligations, according to his defense lawyer, Fortunato Perri Jr.

08/09/2011

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