Federal authorities allege the six former officers, Thomas Liciardello, Brian Reynolds, Michael Spicer, Perry Betts, Linwood Norman and John Speiser were part of a violent racketeering conspiracy.
Officials note that today’s proceeding was far calmer than the previous one, during which the defendant had to be subdued by court deputies and police officers.
Prosecutors say the preliminary hearing for the defendants, charged with the March 5th murder of officer Robert Wilson III, will take at least several hours as prosecutors present video evidence, eyewitnesses, ballistics, crime scene, and autopsy results.
A federal judge has sentenced a former Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Willie Singletary to 20 months in prison.
The federal judge granted a prosecution motion to dismiss a couple of charges in a police corruption case that has ensnared six former Philadelphia narcotics officers.
The defendants are accused of using force and their positions as police officers to steal money, property, and drugs from drug dealers.
The US Attorney in Philadelphia has targeted 25 of Philadelphia’s most popular restaurants for review of their compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
North Phila. Daycare Operator Gets Time Served in Manslaughter Case, Now Heading to Prison For Fraud
Tianna Edwards, 32, pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing over $1 million in government funds. She also pleaded guilty in state court in the 2012 death of a seven-year-old boy.
Padge Victoria Windslowe was convicted of third-degree murder, aggravated assault, and other crimes.
Closing Arguments Presented in Philadelphia Trial of Woman Accused of Killing Another With Butt Injections
Padge Victoria Windslowe has repeatedly claimed that one victim had been drinking heavily prior to the procedure, suggesting that was the cause of the woman’s death.
The defense says it is eager to confront the charges against Father Mark Haynes, who will plead not guilty to charges that include enticing a child to engage in sexual conduct and possession of child pornography.
But the prosecutor in the case acknowledges that these new accusations are now outside the statute of limitations.
Defendant In Black Market Body Enhancement Trial Expected Back On The Stand For More Cross-Examination Today
On Friday, there were several sharp exchanges, allegations, and counter allegations as the prosecutor grilled her.
Padge Victoria Windslowe is charged with murder in the death of one woman, and assault in a second case in connection with illegal buttocks enhancement injections.
A man on the street was wounded, but fortunately no children were hurt.