Risa Ferman

(Credit: Brad Segall)

Montco Officials Stress Need For Vigilance To Prevent Child Abuse

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and officials in Montgomery County, Pa. say the community really needs to step up to make sure our children are safe.

04/09/2012

(Photo provided by Montco DA's ofc.)

Suburban Philadelphia Home Contractor Charged With Defrauding Customers

So far there are two cases against Kenneth Staiger, and a third is being investigated.

03/23/2012

(The casket of Cardinal Bevilacqua being carried into the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle.  Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Montgomery County Coroner Continues Tests To Determine Cause Of Cardinal Bevilacqua’s Death

The coroner of Montgomery County, Pa. says preliminary indications show prescribed medications in the system of the late Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, but he needs more time to determine the cause of death.

02/29/2012

Schmacked Video

I-Team Exclusive: Students At Two Lower Merion High Schools Videotape Themselves Getting ‘Shmacked’

It’s called getting “Shmacked” – so wasted on booze and drugs you can no longer function – and the video features students at two Lower Merion High Schools.

02/21/2012

(Montco DA Risa Ferman, right, and Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board chairman William Ryan Jr.  Credit: Brad Segall)

Montgomery County, Pa. Collects Grant To Fight Crime at New Casino

With a new casino set to open in Montgomery County, Pa. this spring, law enforcement officials are looking at ways to keep alleged mob figures away from the gambling establishment.

02/13/2012

(Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman.  Credit: Brad Segall)

Just Toxicology Tests, No Criminal Probe of Cardinal’s Death, Says Montco DA

Montgomery County district attorney Risa Ferman says her office is not conducting a criminal investigation into the recent death of Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua.

02/10/2012

(Credit: Brad Segall)

Dozens Charged As Alleged Montco Drug Ring Is Taken Down

Police seized nearly $170,000 in cash, plus cocaine, 92 pounds of pot, guns, bank records, and drug paraphernalia.

01/25/2012

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Police: Jealousy May Have Been Motive In Cheltenham Christmas Day Murder

Montgomery County authorities say it appears jealousy over another man may have sparked a Christmas Day shooting in Cheltenham that left one man dead and authorities looking for the murder suspect.

12/27/2011

(Photo provided by Montco DA)

Montco Banker Charged With Defrauding Elderly Customers

The women ranged in age from 77 to 92.

12/23/2011

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Montgomery County Commissioner Matthews Charged With Perjury

The chairman of the Montgomery County Commissioners has been charged with perjury and false swearing stemming from an 18-month grand jury investigation into allegations of political corruption in county government.

12/06/2011

Montgomery County Fugitive In US Custody After Trying To Flee To Philippines

A Montgomery County woman accused of swindling money from the disabled man she was caring for is now in federal custody.

11/24/2011

(Photos provided by Montco DA)

Pair Charged With Defrauding Area Retailers, Selling Goods On Ebay

County prosecutors say Eugene Romano of Lehigh County and Damian Gasdaska of New Jersey purchased merchandise at a small fraction of the actual retail price by using fake UPC labels they attached to the items.

11/03/2011

(Photos from Montco DA's ofc.)

Montgomery County Doctor Accused Of Running Prescription Pill Mill

“He created drug addicts. He fed drug addicts and he provided drugs for drug dealers to sell on the street,” Montgomery county DA Risa Ferman said.

10/27/2011

(Janet Gitney.  Photo provided by Montgomery County DA's office)

Montco Woman Believed On The Lam After Swindling Disabled Charge

Prosecutors have filed theft and related charges against Janet Gitney, but they say the 54-year-old woman has fled the country, probably to the Philippines.

10/25/2011

(Colleen McIntyre, an assistant district attorney in Montgomery County, hawks newspapers during "Old Newsboys' Day."   Credit:  Brad Segall)

Volunteers Raise $$$ In Montco During ‘Old Newsboys Day’

College students joined business and elected leaders and other volunteers to hawk the “Happiness Edition” of the newspaper in front of the courthouse in Norristown.

10/14/2011

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