Tony Hanson

(US District Courthouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Ironworkers’ Union Boss Guilty on All Counts in Racketeering Trial

After five days of deliberations, a federal jury in Philadelphia has found former Philadelphia ironworkers’ union head Joseph Dougherty guilty of corruption and related offenses.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/20/2015

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No Verdict Yet as Federal Jury Weighs Corruption Case of Phila. Ironworkers’ Boss

After an apparently rough four days of deliberations, the jury in the federal trial of ironworkers’ union Local 401 boss Joseph Dougherty is in recess until Tuesday.

01/16/2015

(US District Courthouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Judge Tells Jurors in Racketeering Trial of Ironworkers’ Boss, “You Must Deliberate”

The flurry of activity at the US District Courthouse began when the jury foreman sent a note to Judge Michael Baylson.

01/15/2015

(US District Courthouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Federal Racketeering Case Against Ironworkers’ Boss Heads to Jury

Defense attorney Fortunato Perri Jr. has downplayed alleged threats by Joseph Dougherty, secretly recorded, as mere “testosterone talk.”

01/13/2015

(US District Courthouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

More Testimony Against Phila. Ironworkers’ Union Boss in Federal Racketeering Trial

Sean O’Donnell, who pleaded guilty to vandalizing a nonuion work site and who is cooperating with the prosecution, testified that Joseph Dougherty knew of and approved of the illegal attacks.

01/12/2015

File photo. (A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  credit: CBS-3)

Prosecution Winds Down Case Against Former Ironworkers Union Boss

Dougherty is accused of conspiring with the cooperators and others to commit violent acts against non-union job sites and workers.

01/09/2015

File photo. (A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  credit: CBS-3)

Victims Recount Beatings By Union Workers In Trial Of Former Ironworkers Boss

A federal jury in the trial of former Ironworkers Local 401 leader Joseph Dougherty heard from two men Wednesday who were beaten by union members who were upset about work done at a non-union job site.

01/07/2015

File photo. (A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  credit: CBS-3)

Trial Begins To Determine If Former Philadelphia Ironworkers Union Boss Ruled With Iron Fist

A federal prosecutor tells a jury the former Ironworkers Local 401 boss ruled with an iron fist. But the defense denies he ordered the acts of violence committed by others.

01/05/2015

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Year In Review: Carjacking, Sexual Assault And The Massacre Of A Family In North Philadelphia

Two young men are now awaiting trial in a case of carjacking, sexual assault, and the massacre of a family.

12/28/2014

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Year In Review: Traffic Court Corruption Exposed In Court In 2014

Corruption brought down Philadelphia’s Traffic court in 2013 and justice for those charged unfolded in 2014.

12/27/2014

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Guilty Plea From 1 Defendant in Phila. ‘Basement of Horrors’ Case

Jean McIntosh, daughter of the alleged family and criminal leader, has pleaded guilty to charges including conspiracy to commit racketeering, hate crimes against the disabled, and kidnapping resulting in death.

12/23/2014

(Some of the nearly 1,000 toys donated to the Women Against Abuse gift drive through the Philadelphia Police Department.  Photo by Tony Hanson)

A Philadelphia Police Dept. Toy Drive Goes Viral, Netting a Thousand Toys

And it’s about to bring Christmas joy to some of the city’s most vulnerable and desperate residents.

12/22/2014

(Shai Gordon, right, was surprised and delighted to see her sister Schen home for the holidays from USAF training in California.  Photo by Tony Hanson)

More Than Just Academics As Philadelphia School Arranges a Sisters’ Reunion

Airman First Class Schen Gordon, 21, ran and embraced her sister, Shai, as staff and the entire senior class at the Charter High School for Architecure and Design cheered wildly.

12/19/2014

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Former Daycare Operator Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Drowning Death Of 7-Year-Old Boy

A former Philadelphia Daycare operator has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the drowning death of a seven-year-old boy in a dirty in-ground backyard pool.

12/18/2014

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Phila. Traffic Judge Pleads Guilty in Another Corruption Case

But the new conviction won’t mean additional prison time. The newly imposed sentence will run concurrently with her previous two-year federal sentence.

12/17/2014

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