Four Philadelphia men, including a son of former Police Commissioner Sylvester M. Johnson, have been charged in an alleged house-stealing scheme involving 22 properties, the District Attorney's Office said Wednesday.
Steven Johnson, 49, of Northeast Philadelphia, a former SEPTA police lieutenant who later worked for the Philadelphia Sheriff's Office, was charged with criminal conspiracy, forgery, and related offenses.
Codefendants Zachary Stokes, 55; Oscar Ketter, 42; and Elhadi Ibrahim, 48, all of Philadelphia, were charged with the same offenses.
The District Attorney's Office said all the men except Johnson were arrested Wednesday. Johnson was not "on the lam," the office said, adding only that he was not in custody.