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.
A hearing is scheduled later this morning for a state lawmaker charged in a sting investigation that recorded Philadelphia elected officials accepting money.
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.
The strategy sometimes indicates a possible guilty plea down the road. But what does it mean here?
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.
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.
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.
Authorities say potential tragedy was prevented by an alert Philadelphia deputy sheriff.