3 Men Accused of Racketeering After Scamming Thousands In 'PayDay' Loan SchemeFederal prosecutors now claim three men took advantage of victims' financial plights by billing them on "payday" loans for the past 5 years, charging $30 for every $100 borrowed, a rate that prosecutors say exceeded 700 percent.
Former Philadelphia Police Officer Faces Cross-Examination In Squad Corruption TrialMichael Spicer is set to return after spending most of Friday on the witness stand.
Jury Deliberations Enter 5th Day In Racketeering Trial Of Former Ironworkers' BossThe trial judge admonished jurors last week that they must deliberate and they took an oath, after he received a note from the jury foreman.
Former Ironworker Offical Testifies Union Boss Knew About Illegal 'Nightwork,' Details Construction Site SabotageFormer Ironworkers business agent Edward Sweeney testified Dougherty was usually told after the fact.
Ironworker Who Admits Torching Construction Sites Returns To The Stand In Trial of Joseph DoughertyDefense lawyer Fortunato Perri Jr. says there's no evidence Dougherty ordered criminal acts. He points a finger of blame at business agents within Local 401, jockeying for power at the Union Hall.
Some Guilty Pleas Possible in Phila. Ironworkers' Union Racketeering CaseAlthough all of the defendants originally entered not guilty pleas, change-of-plea hearings have been scheduled for five of them, including Edward Sweeney, who was one of Ironworkers Union Local 401's business agents.
Ten Members of Phila. Ironworkers' Union Charged With Racketeering, ArsonAmong the alleged criminal acts was the December 2012 torching of a Quaker Meetinghouse under construction in Chestnut Hill.
Jury To Resume Mulling Philly Murder Trial MondayFederal court jurors resume deliberations next week in the murder and racketeering trial of a convicted Philadelphia drug kingpin.
Judge: Mob Jury Could Work Super Bowl SundayA Philadelphia mob jury could work Super Bowl Sunday if the panel doesn't reach a verdict this week in the sports betting and loansharking case.
Jurors To Resume Deliberations In Philly Mob TrialA federal jury is entering its sixth day of deliberations in the racketeering trial of the reputed boss of the Philadelphia mob and six others.
Possible Mob-Related Murder Will Not Interrupt Ongoing Racketeering Trial In PhiladelphiaThe trial has resumed Tuesday after the judge questioned jurors about media coverage of Gino DiPietro's slaying last week.
Federal Racketeering Trial Coming To An EndThe Federal Racketeering trial of seven residents of Bartram Village in Southwest Philadelphia is coming to an end after ten weeks of testimony.