Judge Harvey Bartle III
Chaka Fattah Jr., son of the Philadelphia congressman, is now both client and legal counsel in his federal case.
Joel Stout admitted that he conspired with his father in a scheme that charged owners of small, private airplanes in Lancaster County, Pa., for inspections and repairs that were not done by FAA-certified personnel.
Government prosecutors said Daniel Castro’s actions following his sentencing last week amounted to an attempt to intimidate a federal witness.
Castro, once a high-raking police inspector, pleaded guilty in June to a single count of conspiracy to commit extortion.
Despite an emotional show of remorse, corrupt former Philadelphia police officer Robert Snyder was sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison for taking part in a conspiracy to rob drug dealers and resell the stolen drugs.
Former Philadelphia police officer James Venziale has been sentenced to federal prison, but he got a big break for cooperating with the authorities in the prosecution of his partners in crime.