PHILADELPHIA State officials shut down a Philadelphia day-care center run by the man at the heart of a political-corruption scandal Friday, a day after a surprise inspection found that children there were potentially endangered.
Public Welfare Department officials cited conditions that created a likelihood of an "immediate and serious danger to the life or health" of children at the Logan Child Care and Resource Center at 4802 N. Broad St.
The center is owned by Tyron Ali, an undercover operative who sources say taped five Philadelphia Democrats accepting cash or gifts.
Efforts to reach Ali's lawyer were unsuccessful Friday.
State officials said the inspection was prompted by news accounts that questioned Ali's education. The Inquirer has reported that Ali, 40, did not graduate from Temple University, as he has claimed.