Straw Purchases

(Philadelphia's Criminal Justice Center, at 13th and Filbert Streets.  File photo by Tony Hanson)

Phila. Judge Revokes Bail After Defendant Accused of Intimidating Witness in Courtroom

Assistant district attorney Douglas Rhoads says he was in Courtroom 608 on an unrelated case when he heard defendant Gerald Andrews talking to the witness, “referring to her as a snitch, and essentially telling her to stop snitching.”


Bucks Man Pleads Guilty to Buying Gun For Friend Who Later Shot at Police

Samuel Sofia pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Court to providing false information during the purchase of a gun, and conspiracy. Both are felonies.


(The Pennsylvania capitol, in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Bundle Of Crime Bills Signed During Final Days Of 2 Year Session

Governor Corbett has signed into law a bundle of crime bills passed by state lawmakers in the final days of their two-year session, including prison-reform legislation.


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Pennsylvania Senate Approves Tougher Penalties For Straw Purchases

Governor Corbett is expected to sign a bill on the way to his desk that will create tougher penalties for people who illegally buy guns for criminals.