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George Yacoubian

(George Yacoubian represents defendant Linda Weston, the alleged ringleader of the scheme to hold people captive and steal their government checks.   Credit:  Steve Tawa)

Wide Gag Order Issued in ‘Basement of Horror’ Case

Prosecutors filed the motion citing “overzealous” media coverage, including “manipulating” victims into doing interviews, and trespassing.

11/02/2011

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Philadelphia D.A’s Office Requests Gag Order In Tacony Dungeon Case

A Philadelphia judge will hear arguments Wednesday on the District Attorney’s motion for a gag order on participants in the basement captives’ case. The D.A.’s office, which will not comment, claims in court papers that the media is ‘hindering’ the case.

10/31/2011

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Preliminary Hearing Set In Northeast Philadelphia ‘Basement Of Horror’ Case

The suspected ringleader of an alleged Social Security fraud scheme in which police say mentally disabled people were held captive in a basement may not completely understand the seriousness of the charges against her, her lawyer said Monday.

10/24/2011

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