Official Corruption

(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

(Photos provided by Philadelphia Police Dept.)

Not Guilty on All Counts in Philadelphia Police Narcotics Corruption Case

The stunning verdict, following seven days of deliberations, was read aloud by the jury foreman: not guilty on each of 26 counts.

05/14/2015

US Sen. Robert Menendez, on March 26, 2015.  (credit: Win McNamee/ Getty Images)

N.J. Voters Tell Sen. Menendez To Stay Put As He Fights Corruption Charges

A Rutgers-Eagleton poll of 860 registered voters in the Garden State found most giving their senior senator the benefit of the doubt.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/07/2015

(The "I Stand With Bob" web site.)

Online Campaign Aims to Bolster Support for Embattled US Sen. Menendez

Following yesterday’s indictment of Menendez on corruption charges, the New Jersey Democratic State Committee created a Twitter account and a hashtag: #IStandWithBob.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/02/2015

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2 More Pa. State Reps, 1 Former State Rep Surrender on Corruption Charges

DA Seth Williams announced the charges against Rep. Louise Bishop, Rep. Michelle Brownlee, and former Rep. Harold James at a press conference.

03/10/2015

Bob Menendez (File photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/ Getty Images)

Reports: Attorney General Approves Prosecution of Sen. Menendez on Corruption Charges

Outgoing US attorney general Eric Holder has given approval for prosecutors to proceed against Menendez (D-NJ), who has been under investigation for his ties to a Florida campaign donor.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/06/2015

File photo: Former Pennsylvania Treasurer  Rob McCord. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Treasurer Pleads Guilty To Strongarming Donors For His Gubernatorial Campaign

Former Pennsylvania state treasurer Rob McCord pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of attempting to extort donations during his unsuccessful Democratic primary campaign for governor last year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

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Phila. Traffic Judge Pleads Guilty in Another Corruption Case

But the new conviction won’t mean additional prison time. The newly imposed sentence will run concurrently with her previous two-year federal sentence.

12/17/2014

(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

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Philadelphia Judge Hoping For Home Confinement After Federal Conviction

The defense attorney for former Philadelphia Traffic Court president judge Thomasine Tynes says his client has been cooperating with authorities in their ongoing corruption probe.

11/10/2014

Chaka Fattah File Photo (Credit: Michael Buckner/ Getty Images)

Another Former Employee of Chaka Fattah Pleads Guilty to Corruption

Although not specifically named, Congressman Fattah is linked to the ongoing federal investigation by two people who used to work for him.

11/05/2014

(Pennsylvania state senator LeAnna Washington, wearing checked suit, arrives in Montgomery County Court for sentencing.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Pa. State Sen. Washington Pleads Guilty, Gets House Arrest

Washington pleaded guilty to a felony charge related to a political corruption investigation.

10/30/2014

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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

(Pa. state senator LeAnna Washington. Photo provided)

Case Against Pa. Sen. LeAnna Washington May Be Wrapping Up

Judge Steven O’Neill told defense attorneys that he’ll want to know by Friday whether Washington will plead guilty to the charges against her or whether her case will go to trial.

10/20/2014

(File photo from CBS 3)

Heroin Buyer Convicted Despite Testimony From Tainted Phila. Police Officer

The defense argued that arresting officer Christopher Hulmes’ testimony should be rejected in this case because of his admission of perjury in an earlier case.

08/22/2014

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