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Jury Deliberations Underway In Federal Ticket-Fixing Case

After nearly two months of trial, jury deliberations are now underway in a federal ticket-fixing case.

07/21/2014

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Phila. Police Dispatcher Pleads Guilty To Taking Cash For Tow-Truck Jobs

Former police dispatcher Dorian Parsley admitted she was the wreck chasers’ inside connection, taking more than $35,000 in bribes.

07/21/2014

(Former Philadelphia traffic court judge Willie Singletary, right, and attorney William Brennan, left, face reporters outside the US courthouse in center city.  2013 file photo by Tony Hanson)

Prosecution Expected To Rest In Traffic Court Ticket-Fixing Trial

The prosecution is expected to rest later today in the trial of six former Philadelphia Traffic Court judges who allegedly fixed tickets.

07/08/2014

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US Govt. Hopes To Keep Disgraced Politician Vince Fumo on Short Leash During Probation

Fumo, convicted of corruption and forced out of his position as one of the area’s most powerful politicians, wants more freedom to travel without checking with his probation officer.

07/03/2014

(Former Philadelphia traffic court judge Willie Singletary, right, and attorney William Brennan, left, face reporters outside the US courthouse in center city.  2013 file photo by Tony Hanson)

Defense in Phila. Traffic Court Ticket-Fixing Case Expected To Open Next Week

These six defendants have pleaded not guilty, although three other judges and a court administarator charged in the case pleaded guilty earlier.

07/02/2014

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74-Year-Old Philadelphia Woman Sent To Prison For Social Security Fraud

74-year-old Nancy Gonzalez was sentenced Monday to six months in prison — and then six months house arrest after she admitted stealing more than $155,000 in Social Security checks.

06/30/2014

(The demolition site at 2136 Market Street, taken by a concerned passerby the day before the deadly collapse.  The Salvation Army thrift store, in which six people were killed, is at far right.  Photo by Laura Mierson.)

Bail Rejected in Fatal Center City Building Demolition Collapse

Defense attorney William Hobson argued that defendant Griffin Campbell, the demoliton contractor on the site that day, is no danger to the community and no risk of flight.

06/27/2014

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

Longtime Phila. Traffic Court Worker Defends ‘Consideration’ on Tickets

Six former judges are on trial in the alleged ticket-fixing conspiracy.

06/26/2014

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Ga. Man Held For Trial in 2 Philadelphia Cold-Case Murders From 1989

A DNA test resulting from an arrest in Georgia linked defendant Rudolph Churchill to the murders.

06/25/2014

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Former Phila. Traffic Court Judge Says Ticket-Fixing Was Commonplace

Former judge Kenneth Miller previously pleaded guilty to fraud in the federal ticket-fixing case and is testifying as part of a plea deal.

06/20/2014

Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams announces a grand jury probe of state legislators whose prosecution was previously dismissed by Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane.  Photo by CBS-3)

Philadelphia DA Picking Up Case Set Aside By Pa. Attorney General

In May, Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane said she was dropping her prosecution of the legislators because the case was hoplessly tainted. Now, Seth Williams is empaneling a grand jury.

06/18/2014

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Man Acquitted Of Homicide By Vehicle In Death Of Off-Duty Philadelphia Police Officer

An East Mount Airy man has been acquitted of homicide by vehicle and manslaughter in the death of a police officer who, according to the prosecution’s evidence, drove his bike into the path of the defendant.

06/17/2014

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Seven Charged in Philadelphia With Stealing Children’s Identities For Tax Fraud

A federal grand jury alleges identity fraud with an ugly twist, and US attorney Zane Memeger calls the allegations “truly despicable.”

06/13/2014

Chancier McFarland and Rafael Jones.

One Pleads Guilty In Robbery-Murder Of Philadelphia Police Officer

Chancier McFarland has also agreed to cooperate against alleged co-conspirator Rafael Jones, the alleged triggerman in the case.

06/12/2014

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Philadelphia Man Sentenced For Near-Fatal Attack on Center City Parking Attendant

The defendant blamed a crack cocaine habit for this crime and more than a dozen other convictions over the past 20 years.

06/11/2014

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