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March 26, 1987 | By MARIA GALLAGHER, Daily News Staff Writer
Mayor Goode is expected to testify at some point in the federal extortion trial of City Councilman Leland M. Beloff and his top aide, Robert Rego. Goode has been subpoenaed as a witness by the federal government. Beloff's attorney, Oscar B. Goodman, said yesterday that Goode would testify that Beloff's real motivation for tying up the Penn's Landing project was not to shake down Willard G. Rouse 3rd, but to get Council to approve construction of a wall behind Rego's home. Goodman said the mayor would be heard in a taped telephone conversation discussing the project's delay with Beloff.
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April 6, 1987 | By TONI LOCY, Daily News Staff Writer
A federal jury resumed deliberations this morning in the extortion trial of City Councilman Leland M. Beloff and his top aide, Robert Rego. The jury of seven women and five men deliberated for two hours on Friday before asking Chief U.S. District Judge John P. Fullam to allow them to go home. Beloff, 44, and Rego, 42, both of South Philadelphia, are charged with seven extortion-related charges. Specifically, they are accused in one count of conspiring with reputed organized-crime boss Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo and alleged mob soldiers Charles "Charlie White" Iannece and Nicholas "Nicky Crow" Caramandi from late 1984 to October 1986, to shake down city developers in exchange for Beloff's support of development-related legislation in City Council.
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July 11, 1987 | By Dan Rottenberg, Inquirer Contributing Writer
As I followed the seemingly endless semantic contortions of Philadelphia City Councilman Leland Beloff at his two recent trials, I found myself thinking of a scene from the British television series, Upstairs, Downstairs. When Sarah, the feisty maid, is caught stealing from the pantry, her fellow servants decide to call the police. Sarah is dumbfounded; after all, she says she's promised to make restitution. And besides, she stole from the master, not from them. "Aren't we all on the same side?"
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June 2, 1994 | by Ron Goldwyn and Cynthia Burton, Daily News Staff Writers
Former City Councilman Leland Beloff, back from incarceration in the "67th Ward," has returned to the Democratic political wars. Beloff was elected chairman - the No. 2 post - in South Philadelphia's Democratic Ward 39B Tuesday. He'll assist ward leader and old friend Joseph Howlett. "It looks like a draft. It wasn't something I sought," Beloff said yesterday. "But sure, I'd like to do it. " Beloff, 52, spent almost six years in Allenwood, Pa., federal prison after his conviction on extortion and corruption charges in 1987.
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March 31, 1987 | By TONI LOCY, Daily News Staff Writer
Defense attorneys in City Councilman Leland M. Beloff's federal extortion trial tried yesterday to build a wall around their clients by using testimony from Mayor Goode and others about a wall that was never built. Controversy has surrounded the wall since July 1984, when Beloff ordered construction of a 10-foot-high, 184-foot-long wall on the west side of St. Michael's Drive, a cul-de-sac in South Philadelphia, with city money. The street, between Oregon Avenue and Shunk Street, is where Beloff's top aide and co-defendant, Robert Rego, lives.
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June 30, 1986 | By HOWARD SCHNEIDER, Daily News Staff Writer
Philadelphia City Councilman Leland Beloff, saying he is baffled by his arrest Friday on federal extortion charges, plans to continue participating in Council business despite allegations that he tried to bilk developer Willard G. Rouse III out of $1 million in return for paving the way for two ordinances crucial to Rouse's development project at Penn's Landing. At his home here Saturday, Beloff said there was no reason the arrest should interfere with his service on Council, or his leadership role as chairman of Council's Labor and Civil Service Committee.
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February 19, 1987 | By Emilie Lounsberry, Inquirer Staff Writer
A federal judge yesterday postponed a ruling on whether a taped conversation between City Councilman Leland M. Beloff and Deborah Scullin, who lived in a luxury apartment allegedly extorted by Beloff, should be barred from evidence during his extortion trial. U.S. Chief District Judge John P. Fullam said he would not decide the legal question - whether the conversation's relevance was outweighed by any possible prejudice it might create in the jurors' mind - until the case goes to trial.
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January 10, 1987 | By TONI LOCY and KATHY SHEEHAN, Daily News Staff Writers
City Councilman Leland M. Beloff and his top aide expanded their extortion business to include labor relations, according to a federal grand jury indictment. Beloff and Robert Rego are charged with one count of attempting to extort "money and other things of value" from developer John Bennett by promising him that they could bring labor peace to Bennett's construction sites. Bennett, 36, who also is a medical doctor, was having labor difficulties at 1238 Callowhill St. and 1312 Arch St., where the Philadelphia Building Trades Council had set up picket lines.
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April 2, 1987 | By Emilie Lounsberry and Daniel R. Biddle, Inquirer Staff Writers
City Councilman Leland M. Beloff took the stand in his own defense yesterday and denied all the government's accusations that he participated in a conspiracy to extort money, a free apartment and home repairs from three Center City developers. Testifying on the sixth day of his federal extortion trial, he said he had postponed a Council vote on two bills critical to a Penn's Landing project planned by developer Willard G. Rouse 3d because of a dispute with Mayor Goode over a wall, not because Rouse had failed to pay a $1 million extortion demand He denied conspiring with his aide and longtime confidant, Robert N. Rego, to extort money from developer John Bennett, and denied that he got Bennett to perform $5,000 worth of free repair work to the basement of his South Philadelphia home.
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June 21, 1987 | By Emilie Lounsberry, Inquirer Staff Writer
City Councilman Leland M. Beloff and his top aide, Robert N. Rego, go to court tomorrow for the second time in three months to defend themselves against federal extortion charges in a retrial that is expected to include new courtroom strategies by the government and the defense. The first trial ended in April when a U.S. District Court jury acquitted Beloff and Rego of three of 14 charges and deadlocked on the remaining 11 extortion and conspiracy counts that, both sides agree, are the central charges contained in the federal indictment.
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March 21, 2013 | By Kathleen Tinney, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dr. Stanley A. Beloff's world turned on a dual axis: family and feet. Starting in the 1950s, he maintained a podiatry practice in his house on Snyder Avenue in South Philadelphia, allowing him to begin work at 8 a.m. and still be at it at 8 p.m. without missing a meal with his wife and children. Little Beloffs in PJs ran through the waiting room. His second office in Ventnor, N.J., opened in 1969, likewise doubled as a domicile. Until the mid-1980s, he shuttled between Shore and city.
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January 15, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
FORMER CITY Councilman Leland Beloff and his wife, Diane, are suing a luxury Florida drug-rehab center, claiming its treatment caused her to suffer a seizure and other medical problems. The Beloffs claim that Diane Beloff suffered a seizure and "change in mental status" in May, two weeks after checking into Seaside Palm Beach for an addiction to painkillers. The complaint, filed Jan. 8 in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, contends that the Beloffs agreed to pay $49,500 for a 30-day treatment.
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December 10, 2012 | By John P. Martin, Inquirer Staff Writer
When a Delaware County nursing home owned by Leland Beloff, the ex-convict and former Philadelphia city councilman, asked the state for a $1.5 million grant in 2006, the money was supposed to address a pressing need for senior housing in the community. The facility, Harlee Manor, got $1 million and used it to replace 53 traditional nursing-home beds with 17 personal suites. State auditors have since concluded that the home, as a private for-profit entity, should never have been eligible for the funds.
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December 6, 2012 | By Kathleen Tinney, Inquirer Staff Writer
Adam Mitchell Beloff, 48, of Philadelphia, a Common Pleas Court judge in his first term, died of an apparent suicide Saturday, Dec. 1, at his Jersey Shore home in Ventnor. Since his election three years ago, Judge Beloff had established himself as a hard worker who defied the usual learning curve for new jurists, said President Judge Pamela Pryor Dembe. "Lawyers went out of their way to tell me that he was doing a terrific job," she said. He frequently volunteered for judicial projects beyond his duties in the criminal division.
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December 3, 2012 | By Dan Hardy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Adam Beloff committed suicide Friday, several people who knew him said Sunday. Beloff, 48, apparently hanged himself, said a source in the First Judicial District, who could not confirm where it happened. The source asked not to be named because the district has yet to issue a formal statement. Beloff, who lived in South Philadelphia and had a house in Ventnor, N.J., was elected in 2009 despite not being endorsed by the Democratic Party in the primary.
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November 21, 2012
Despite the demand for more government transparency, Pennsylvania public officials can't seem to shed a culture of secrecy that protects an elite. That helps explain how a felon's family business could get a fortune from taxpayers. The state funneled $1 million in taxpayer funds to renovate a Delaware County nursing home controlled by the family of former Philadelphia City Councilman Leland Beloff, whose 1987 extortion conviction is legendary. Working with former mob boss Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo, Beloff tried to strong-arm the late Willard Rouse, one of the city's most renowned developers.
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November 19, 2012 | By John P. Martin and Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Staff Writers
A Philadelphia nonprofit with ties to State Rep. Dwight Evans mismanaged $1.5 million in state grants since 2006, raising questions about how the money was obtained and spent, according to a confidential state audit. At Evans' direction, the Urban Affairs Coalition put a Philadelphia pastor and his aide on its payroll, the auditors found, then used taxpayer funds to pay them $365,000 for work that auditors said they could not verify. The grants included $1 million that went to renovate a nursing home run by Leland Beloff, a former Philadelphia city councilman who was convicted in an extortion scheme in 1987 with mob boss Nicodemo Scarfo.
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September 29, 2010 | By MENSAH M. DEAN, deanm@phillynews.com215-854-5949
Anthony Mobley, the janitor who swiped a World Series ring he found while cleaning a executive bathroom at Citizens Bank Park, was sentenced to three to 23 months in county jail this morning. Mobley, 54, of East Church Lane near 16th Street, Ogontz, left the courtroom visibly disappointed and declined to comment. Common Pleas Judge Adam Beloff ordered Mobley to begin serving his sentence on Oct. 6. Beloff also sentenced the defendant to serve four years of reporting probation.
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March 17, 1999 | By Bill Price, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jean Rosenwald Beloff, 81, formerly of Philadelphia, cofounder of the Harlee Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Springfield, Delaware County, died there Sunday of cancer. Mrs. Beloff and her husband, Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Emanuel W. Beloff, founded Harlee Manor in 1968. It was named for their two sons, Hardie and Leland. The family also owned several other nursing facilities in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. "It was mostly my mother who handled everything [the business]
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