September 28, 2012 |
BEIJING - A prominent Chinese government forensic scientist has questioned the cause of death of a murdered British businessman, casting doubt on the official version of a scandal that reached into the upper levels of the Communist Party. In a post to her blog that has since been removed, Wang Xuemei, a forensic expert with the top prosecutors' agency, said official accounts lack sufficient evidence that Neil Heywood died from cyanide poisoning, which she describes as leaving the body obviously discolored.
November 15, 2013 |
WITH PLENTY of preening self-portraits and pointless chatter with friends, 17-year-old Nasheen K. Anderson's Twitter feed at first looks like that of any typical teenager. But it doesn't take long before you find some jaw-dropping stuff. In one photo Anderson posted, a cat rests its head on a man's erect penis. Another shows a woman squirting milk from her naked breast into a coffee mug. Others show extreme close-ups of women's naked genitalia, Anderson flashing gang signs or showing a handgun jammed beneath a mattress, and a "family photo shoot" of a smiling woman pointing a handgun at four beaming school-age children.
May 23, 2012 |
A 22-year-old Bensalem Township man who found an extra $69,300 mistakenly deposited into his bank account surrendered today on charges he spent most of the money. Police said Joseph Bucci, of the 3300 block West End Avenue in Trevose, used the money to buy food, clothing, furniture, a vehicle, airline tickets and a pet dog. Bucci was charged with theft and receiving stolen property, both third-degree felonies. Police said Wells Fargo accidentally deposited the money in his account but by the time the bank discovered the error, he only had $2,000 remaining.
September 6, 2016
Exelon Corp., the Chicago energy firm that owns Peco Energy Co., has named Maggie FitzPatrick senior vice president of corporate affairs, philanthropy, and customer engagement. She had been global chief communication officer and vice president of public affairs at Johnson & Johnson. FitzPatrick will have oversight of communications, brand strategy, and customer engagement. She also will oversee the distribution of nearly $40 million in annual giving by Exelon. Danielle Block has been hired as director of health-care services at Melmark, a Berwyn nonprofit that provides a range of services for disabled adults and children.
September 1, 2011 |
A West Chester man was charged this afternoon in a scheme to embezzle employee pension funds from an investment banking firm to prop up a Florida company in which he was an investor. The indictment said Harris M. DeWese, 69, who was the CEO of Compass Capital Partners, Ltd., formerly located in Radnor, embezzled more than $536,000 from Compass' pension plan between October 2006 and October 2007. DeWese was a trustee of the pension plan and allegedly owned a 40 percent stake in a printing company in Tampa, Fla. After the company, Hillsboro Printing, began having financial difficulties, DeWese allegedly used the Compass pension plan's funds to keep Hillsboro's operations afloat.
February 27, 2012 |
There's going out on a limb, and there's your limb going out. Or you putting out your limb. Angelina Jolie did, and now it's leg-endary. Jolie put out her right leg repeatedly before and during Sunday's Academy Award presentations, and it instantly became an object for satire and sharing. Funny guy Jim Rash, one of the recipients of the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar, struck a Joliesque pose onstage in his tux. Now, it has become an Internet meme - complete with a Twitter account: @AngiesRightLeg.
January 6, 2012 |
THE OWNER of a now-defunct Feasterville law firm, Debbie Carlitz, told a federal judge yesterday that admitted fraudster Bonnie Sweeten stole her payroll checks and deposited them into her own personal account. Sweeten, 41, who was the office manager at the law firm, had been expected to be sentenced yesterday, but attorneys for the government and Sweeten spent all day arguing over how much money that Sweeten, who worked at the law firm from 2005 to 2009, stole. The feds say more than $1.1 million; the defense says $948,077.
July 16, 2011
No community in the Philadelphia region has been harder hit by the foreclosure crisis than Willingboro. Read an account of who has been affected and how foreclosures have hurt other local towns in Sunday's Inquirer.
July 21, 2011 |
A top official in the city's Division of Technology was fired Wednesday for accepting dozens of free meals from Verizon and other city contractors over a four-year period and secretly setting up a Verizon business-rewards account that provided him and others with $48,000 in gifts. Joseph James Sr., who held a $124,800-a-year job as deputy chief information officer for communications and operations, was personally informed of his dismissal by Managing Director Richard Negrin and escorted from his office on the 18th floor of 1234 Market St. Another official in the same department, Concetta D. Lilly-Pearson, was demoted and suspended for 20 days from her $88,351-a-year position for accepting a more limited number of meals and gifts.
July 16, 2012
The Center for Autism, a nonprofit Philadelphia autism treatment and evaluation center, hired Joel Bregman as medical director. He had been executive director at the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders and professor of clinical psychiatry at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. Widerman & Co., an independent insurance and risk management firm, hired Mark C. Phander as business development manager....