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(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.  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

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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

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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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Philadelphia Man Charged With Embezzling Thousands From Montco Church

James Moody, 47, is accused of stealing $156,000 from the Victory Fellowship Church since 2010.

09/18/2013

(Montco DA Risa Ferman and Mission Kids development director Dina Fink at a "Mission Possible" fundraiser in April.  Photo provided)

Mission: Helping Young Victims of Abuse

Montco DA Risa Ferman’s vision of a center of advocacy for child abuse victims has gotten a big boost from Dina Fink (right).

09/16/2013

(Officer Brad Fox's widow and young daughter look at plaque in his honor during dedication ceremonies.  Credit: Brad Segall)

Remembrance Plaque For Ofcr. Brad Fox Placed Near Site of His Death

The plaque — the twnetieth placed by the county since 2007 — now sits at the site of a memorial that was built to Fox’s memory along the Schuylkill River Trail in Conshohocken.

09/13/2013

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Montco Officials To Offer Anti-Fraud Seminars To Youth Sports Groups

“It can be as simple as requiring two signatures on every check,” says Montgomery County controller Stewart Greenleaf Jr.

08/09/2013

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Montco Bookkeeper Charged With Buying Daughter’s Textbooks Using County Funds

Prosecutors say Barbara Melnyk was taken into custody inside the courthouse and charged with theft and related offenses.

06/14/2013

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