Philadelphia Sheriff’s Department
Philadelphia’s new sheriff, Jewell Williams, went before City Council asking for a whopping 25 percent increase in his budget, but he’s backing off for now on his desire to get a new city-issued SUV.
A fourth man — a former employee in the sheriff’s accounting office — is scheduled to plead guilty next week.
Some area homeowners at risk of losing their homes rallied today at Philadelphia City Hall to try to stop what’s expected to be one of the city’s largest sheriff’s sales next month.
Leading the audit team will be Louis Pichini, a former prosecutor who headed the criminal division of the US attorney’s office in Philadelphia.