Pennsylvania Attorney General
The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office has asked Judge Charles Hayden to step aside from the case because he and the accused — a state lawmaker — are “friends” on Facebook.
Abraham, like Ed Rendell, has enjoyed a high profile in both the City of Philadelphia and its vote-rich suburbs.
Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams has created a new task force designed speficially to weed out public corruption in the city.
First and perhaps foremost, the grand jury skewers the process used by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to determine the suitability of applicants for casino licenses.
The state Senate Judiciary Committee has recommended Senate approval of western Pennsylvania prosecutor Linda Kelly to be the state’s next attorney general.
Abraham, the first female DA in Philadelphia history, served in that office from 1991 until January 2010.
The lawsuit seeks full restitution for the customers and aims to prevent the defendants from doing business in the state as locksmiths or home improvement contractors.