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.
Nicolas Colon, 23, allegedly roamed the tracks under North Broad Street, between the North Philadelphia and Girard stations, dumping work materials, wooden ties, metal spikes, and other debris onto the tracks.
Joel Stout admitted that he conspired with his father in a scheme that charged owners of small, private airplanes in Lancaster County, Pa., for inspections and repairs that were not done by FAA-certified personnel.
Prosecutors had sought a sentence of 5-10 years in prison, and the probation sentence was even less than the defense sought. Judge Edward Wright did not explain why he decided on probation.
Lamar Rayson was serving a 32 year federal sentence for carjacking and armed robberies in 2005 and 2006, when DNA from that case linked him to an armed 2004 rape and robbery.
The Pennsylvania Supreme court has announced it will hear the case of Monsignor William Lynn, whose conviction on felony child endangerment was overturned on appeal.
A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Philadelphia to charges of running an international diploma “mill” for nearly a decade.
The mother points blame for the attacks on her longtime boyfriend, but there’s evidence that the girl was pummelled for days and weeks — perhaps even years — before she died from a ruptured liver last July.
The judge, noting that one victim suffered some permanent injuries, said the defendant, Santos Centeno, is lucky he isn’t facing a murder conviction.
The victim, now 64, declined to come to court for the sentencing of the man who broke into her apartment and attacked her.
A federal judge says a South Philadelphia couple who cheated Social Security for nearly 20 years are too sick to serve time in prison.
Former officer Robertito Fontan, who had compiled a distinguished record in the dangerous world of undercover work with the Philadelphia Police Department, will now be going to prison for a year.
Miguel Gonzalez, 39, has pleaded guilty as part of a deal that brings him a 30-60 year sentence. The woman pleaded guilty earlier.
A 14-year-old boy is dead, and a 15-year-old girl is ordered to stand for trial on reduced charges in a case just full of tragedy for both teens and their families.
Philadelphia’s own Bonnie, of Bonnie and Clyde ID theft fame, is scheduled to make a federal court appearance today in connection with new crimes she committed in California.