Among the alleged criminal acts was the December 2012 torching of a Quaker Meetinghouse under construction in Chestnut Hill.
Word is, the US attorney in Philadelphia is taking a long look into past DRPA spending, particularly on economic development projects.
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.
They allegedly gained over $200 million from credit card companies, using more than 7,000 phony IDs and 1,800 drop locations across America.
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.
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.
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.
The state Senate Judiciary Committee has recommended Senate approval of western Pennsylvania prosecutor Linda Kelly to be the state’s next attorney general.