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Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman, Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick and WM Robots COO Gene Samsi
(photo provided by Montgomery County DA's office)

Montco DA’s Office Acquires High Tech Tool To Help Protect Crime Fighting Officers

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office now has a high tech tool in its crime fighting arsenal designed to save the lives of law enforcement officers across the county.

08/31/2014

(Contractor Walter Logan, center, with his wife and his attorney, Mark Tanner.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Detective at Heart of Embarrassing Montco Prosecution Fired By DA

Contractor Walter Logan (in photo) was charged with defrauding a Jenkintown church, but later exonerated. The Montgomery County DA issued an apology and the county paid Logan $1.6 million.

05/23/2014

(Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman, in file photo by Brad Segall)

Montco DA Apologizes For Remarks About Contractor, Later Exonerated

When he was arrested and charged with failing to pay subcontractors on a project at the Salem Baptist Church, DA Risa Ferman (in file photo) used words like “despicable” and “low” to describe Walter Logan.

05/21/2014

(Image from Montco DA)

Rape Charges Refiled Against Former Head of Montco GOP

Robert Kerns is being charged by the Pennsylvania attorney general with rape and sexual assault of a female paralegal, in a case that had been earlier filed and then abandoned by the Montgomery County DA.

04/25/2014

(Timothy Brooks, left, and Neil Scott.  Photos provided by Montco DA)

Montco DA: Main Line Drug Ring, Operated By Prep School Grads, Taken Down

According to officials, 25-year-old Neil Scott and 18-year-old Timothy Brooks were running the operation and grooming others to help distribute their product at high schools and colleges.

04/21/2014

(Robert Kerns.  File photo from Montgomery County Republican Committee)

Montco DA Admits Erring in Rape Case Against GOP Leader Robert Kerns

Prosecutors admit that their office misinterpreted a toxicology report that they thought indicated there was the sleep drug Ambien in the alleged victim’s system.

03/17/2014

(Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman, in file photo by Brad Segall)

Montco DA Hoping ‘John’ Stings Will Cut Down on Prostitution in County

The DA of Montgomery County, Pa. wants to crack down on the illegal sex trade and its potential link to human trafficking.

02/21/2014

(Erica Ginetti.  Photo provided by Montco DA)

Lower Moreland Teacher Charged With Sex Acts With Male Student

Montgomery County prosecutors say Erica Ginnetti, a married, 33-year-old mother from Philadelphia, approached the 17-year-old boy at the prom last year and asked him if he wanted to work out at her gym.

01/24/2014

(Photo from Montco DA)

Montco Insurance Adjuster Charged With Scamming Clients

Prosecutors say Marshall Perlman signed contracts to assist homeowners and businesses in resolving their insurance claims, but stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in settlements from them.

12/13/2013

Montco DA and Mission Kids co-founder Risa Ferman (wearing blue) accepting the grant from the Verizon Foundation. (Credit: brad Segall)

Montco Child Advocacy Center Picks Up Critical Grant To Expand Services

Montgomery County’s Child Advocacy Center has received critical funding that officials say will be used to expand the training they provide to better protect children.

12/08/2013

(Image from Montco DA)

Former Chair Of Montco GOP Charged With Drugging, Raping Co-Worker

The Montgomery County district attorney says the arrest of Robert Kerns stems from an incident on October 25th at a party for his law firm.

11/26/2013

(Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman.  File photo)

Pa. DA’s Speak Out On Law And Order In The Suburbs

Most of the focus in society is on urban crime, but problems continue to escalate in the suburbs.

11/17/2013

Southeastern Pennsylvania district attorneys call for more public funding on pre-kindergarten education.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Phila. Area DAs Say More Early Education Funding Will Ease Their Jobs

Prosecutors from five southeastern Pennsylvania counties are calling on federal and state lawmakers to invest more money in early childhood education to reduce the costs of housing people in prisons down the road.

10/16/2013

(Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman, center, shows a seized bag of crystal meth as  Montco prosecutor Kevin Steele, left, and Berks DA John Adams, right, listen.  Credit: Brad Segall)

Six Charged In Montgomery County Meth Ring Bust

Six Mexican nationals, five of them in the country illegally, are under arrest, accused of running a high-level crystal methamphetamine trafficking ring that targeted the streets of Berks and Montgomery counties.

10/08/2013

(DA Risa Ferman, Sheriff Eileen Behr, and dogs-in-training "Reece" and "Bear" wtih their handlers.  Credit: Brad Segall)

Patrol Dogs Being Added at Montgomery County Courthouse

The district attorney’s office used money confiscated from convicted drug dealers to buy a pair of dogs that will be trained to sniff for narcotics and will be used to patrol the two courthouse entrances and the hallways outside courtrooms.

10/07/2013

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