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Federal Authorities Charge Man In Philadelphia Area Theft Ring

Federal authorities have charged a man with being part of a theft ring that preyed on people who left wallets and purses in their cars at parks, gyms and ball fields all over the Philadelphia area.

09/20/2014

(Zane Memeger, the US attorney for Eastern Pennsylvania, opens a prescription drug abuse conference at Temple University.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

In Philadelphia, Seeking Answers for Prescription Drug Abuse in Colleges

The conference brings together academics and government drug policy officials to examine prescription drug abuse among college students.

06/11/2014

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

Ten Members of Phila. Ironworkers’ Union Charged With Racketeering, Arson

Among the alleged criminal acts was the December 2012 torching of a Quaker Meetinghouse under construction in Chestnut Hill.

02/18/2014

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More Federal Subpoenas Issued To DRPA Employees

Word is, the US attorney in Philadelphia is taking a long look into past DRPA spending, particularly on economic development projects.

12/18/2013

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2 Charged With Using NJ Prison Inmates To Scam the IRS

Federal prosecutors in New Jersey have charged two people in Delaware with operating a phony tax return business aimed at prison inmates, with the US Treasury the victim.

10/23/2013

Philadelphian Among 18 Facing Federal Charges as Credit Card Fraud Ring Smashed

They allegedly gained over $200 million from credit card companies, using more than 7,000 phony IDs and 1,800 drop locations across America.

02/05/2013

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Man Identified, Charged In Liberty Bell Bomb Scare

Philadelphia police say charges have been filed against a Tempe, Arizona man, who is accused of telling security officers he had explosives while visiting the Liberty Bell on Independence Mall Saturday morning.

01/27/2013

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Philadelphia Man Charged With Sex Trafficking Of Children And Child Porn

Enoch Smith, a 35-year-old also known as “Drees” or “Idris,” allegedly operated a prostitution venture in Philadelphia and recruited young girls to work as prostitutes.

08/30/2012

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Philadelphia Official Fired For Accepting Unauthorized Gifts From Vendor

Joseph James, the city’s deputy chief information officer, has been fired for allegedly accepting gifts, meals, and $48,000 worth of items through a Verizon rewards program.

07/20/2011

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Pa. Judiciary Committee Recommends Approval Of Linda Kelly As Attorney General

The state Senate Judiciary Committee has recommended Senate approval of western Pennsylvania prosecutor Linda Kelly to be the state’s next attorney general.

05/04/2011

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