US District Court
In this case she wrote 244 bad checks for a total of about $36,000, many of them while she was in a halfway house following a previous conviction.
The jury reported to the judge that it had reached a verdict on two of the five counts against alleged mob boss Joseph Ligambi and alleged co-conspirator George Borgesi.
Judge John Jones III has said that the legal system’s view of sex and sexual identity cases has undergone a “sea change” over the past four decades.
“Did it ever occur to you to go out and get a job?” the judge asked the defendant.
The victims thought they would be able to stay in their homes, paying rent, until they got back on their feet and were able to buy back the property. But they wound up losing their homes instead.
Saying they are old and stifle competition, a federal judge sitting in Harrisburg has thrown out most of the laws and regulations governing Pennsylvania’s funeral homes.