Mark Gilson

Brownlee (left) leaves court Monday. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Sting Probe Of Philadelphia Politicians Yields Another Guilty Plea

The guilty plea to one count of conflict of interest entered by Michelle Brownlee comes just a week after guilty pleas from Representative Ronald Waters and former lawmaker Harold James.

06/09/2015

Pa. State Rep. Louise Bishop file photo (Credit: Lynne Adkins)

Sting Defendant Who Claims Racial Targeting Due In Court Today

A hearing is scheduled later this morning for a state lawmaker charged in a sting investigation that recorded Philadelphia elected officials accepting money.

06/05/2015

(Former Pa. House member Harold James, center, leaves Dauphin County Court after pleading guilty in a controversial corruption case.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Two Guilty Pleas in Controversial Philadelphia Political Corruption Case

This was the latest development in a sting operation that was shut down by the state attorney general and later resurrected by Philadelphia DA Seth Williams.

06/01/2015

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In Surprising Move, Former Phila. Traffic Judge Thomasine Tynes Waives Hearing

The strategy sometimes indicates a possible guilty plea down the road. But what does it mean here?

10/28/2014

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New DNA Evidence Gets Retrial For Man Convicted Of Murder

A convicted murderer will get a retrial after new DNA evidence links another man to the rape and murder of a 77-year-old woman in 1991.

09/20/2014

Guilty Plea From Phila. Man in His Fourth DUI Case, With Carjacking

Prosecutors say defendant Jason Kohler, 42, already on probation with a suspended license because of an earlier DUI crash, was high on drugs and booze last year when he ran a stop sign, crashed, then tried to flee the scene.

06/10/2014

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams (credit: Mike DeNardo)

New Unit In Philly DA’s Office Looks For Innocent People Convicted Of Serious Crimes

DA Seth Williams says formation of the unit is the “right thing to do” and veteran prosecutor Gilson is the perfect person for the job.

04/19/2014

Shiv (Credit: Tony Hanson)

Philadelphia Man Gets Longer Sentence After Bringing Knife Into Criminal Justice Center

Authorities say potential tragedy was prevented by an alert Philadelphia deputy sheriff.

07/23/2011