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Guilty Plea From Phila. Man in His Fourth DUI Case, With Carjacking

Prosecutors say defendant Jason Kohler, 42, already on probation with a suspended license because of an earlier DUI crash, was high on drugs and booze last year when he ran a stop sign, crashed, then tried to flee the scene.

06/10/2014

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Guilty Plea in Fraud Case as Defendant Awaits Trial In Deadly Roosevelt Blvd. Crash

Khusen Akhmedov played a key role in a multi-defendant, $1.7-million Medicare fraud. Authorities say he later took part in a drag race that killed a mother and three of her children.

06/05/2014

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

Philadelphia Jury Duty Scofflaws Handed Fines and Jail Time

Court officials say only about 14 percent of Philadelphians summoned for jury duty come to court.

06/04/2014

(File photo:  the scene of the deadly building collapse at 22nd and Market Streets in which six people died.  Credit: CBS3)

Conspiracy Charge Upheld as Salvation Army Thrift Store Disaster Moves To Trial

A judge sided with an earlier court ruling that the evidence shows the two defendants acted together in a risky manner, resulting in the death of six people.

06/03/2014

(Philadelphia Traffic Court operations were placed under the control of Municipal Court after the ticket-fixing scandal broke.  Photo by KYW's Ed Fischer)

Another Phila. Traffic Court Worker Testifies Under Immunity

Gloria McNasby, the personal assistant for defendant judge Robert Mulgrew, testified that “consideration” was practiced routinely.

06/02/2014

(Philadelphia Traffic Court operations were placed under the control of Municipal Court after the ticket-fixing scandal broke.  Photo by KYW's Ed Fischer)

Aide Testifies ‘Consideration’ Was Commonplace at Phila. Traffic Court

The witness, Tonya Hilton, was an aide to Willie Singletary, one of the judges now on trial.

05/29/2014

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

Bucks County Judge Recounts ‘Illegal’ Approach By Phila. Traffic Court Judge

Retired judge Ruth Dietrich testified that one of the defendant judges approched her about getting a particular outcome in a case before her.

05/28/2014

(Philadelphia Traffic Court operations were placed under the control of Municipal Court after the ticket-fixing scandal broke.  Photo by KYW's Ed Fischer)

Trial Opens in Philadelphia Traffic Court Ticket-Fixing Scandal

All of these defendants have pleaded not guilty. Several other figures in the probe of Philadelphia Traffic Court have previously pleaded guilty.

05/27/2014

(Philadelphia Traffic Court operations were placed under the control of Municipal Court after the ticket-fixing scandal broke.  Photo by KYW's Ed Fischer)

Former Judges Charged In Ticket Fixing Conspiracy Begin Trial

Six former judges and a local businessman are scheduled to go to trial Tuesday in federal court in the Philadelphia Traffic Court ticket fixing case.

05/27/2014

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Bucks County Man Gets Long Prison Sentence For Medicare Fraud

A Bucks county man has been sentenced to 14-and-a-half years in prison for a fraud that cheated Medicare out of millions of dollars intended for people who needed hospice care.

05/24/2014

(A Broad Street subway train.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Man Charged With Dumping Debris On Broad Street Subway Line Ordered Held Without Bail Pending Trial

A 23-year-old Philadelphia man, charged with dumping debris on Septa’s Broad Street subway line causing an off-hours accident, has been ordered held without bail pending trial.

05/23/2014

(The Girard Point Bridge, during 2010 renovations.  Public domain file photo)

Peregrine Falcon Case Leads To Larger Illegal Alien Coverup Case on Girard Point Bridge

The case came to light amid charges that workers had disturbed the nesting area of protected Peregrine falcons on the bridge.

05/21/2014

(Former Pennsylvania state senator Vincent Fumo, following his sentencing for corruption.   File photo)

Government Still Hoping To Get More Restitution From Vince Fumo

The judge’s ruling is expected this afternoon.

05/20/2014

(A government prosecution exhibit prepared for the Philadelphia Traffic Court case.  Image provided)

Judge’s Illness Delays Philadelphia Ticket-Fixing Conspiracy Case

The case will just be delayed just a couple of days. Jury selection is now scheduled to begin Wednesday.

05/19/2014

(File photo.  Credit: Thinkstock)

Liberian Senate Candidate Held In US Fraud Case

A federal judge has ordered a 69-year-old man held without bail pending trial on charges he lied to get U.S. citizenship, failing to disclose a role in a rebel group federal authorities allege committed atrocities in Liberia in the early 1990’s.

05/16/2014

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