US attorney Zane Memeger says these 41 gang members carried guns and sometimes used them in the course of their drug trade.
Bail hearings are scheduled for today for six Philadelphia narcotics officers charged with corruption.
A federal grand jury alleges identity fraud with an ugly twist, and US attorney Zane Memeger calls the allegations “truly despicable.”
The conference brings together academics and government drug policy officials to examine prescription drug abuse among college students.
Among the alleged criminal acts was the December 2012 torching of a Quaker Meetinghouse under construction in Chestnut Hill.
Alleged ringleader Linda Weston and four others are accused of keeping disabled adults and children caged in the basement of a Tacony home while stealing their benefit checks.
Siarei Baltutski, 41, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in shipping the devices to Belarus.
Former and current judges of Philadelphia Traffic Court, plus judges in Bucks, Chester, and Delaware counties, as well as other employees associated with the court system, were named.
Prosecutors have announced federal charges against five people in a case in which authorities say mentally disabled adults were held in the basement of a Philadelphia home as part of an alleged Social Security fraud scheme.
Dorothy June Brown, the founder of three charter schools in the Philadelphia area, is named with four others in a 62-count indictment alleging they defrauded the government of $6.5 million.
The way US attorney Zane Memeger tells it, this was an oxycodone “triple play” in which drug dealer William Stukes lined up fake patients to go to the Montgomery County office of Dr. Norman Werther, who were then driven to a pharmacy to pick up the ill-gotten pills.