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June 10, 2001 | By Chris Mondics INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
Bob Torricelli tried to change the subject last week. Taking a cue from his confidant and political ally Bill Clinton, the Democratic senator from New Jersey sought to raise doubts about the Justice Department's criminal investigation of his 1996 election campaign by suggesting that it might be politically biased. In calling for the appointment of an independent lawyer to oversee the Republican-controlled investigation, Torricelli used a tactic long favored by defense attorneys: Blame the prosecutor.
BUSINESS
April 2, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Individual hospitals in the behavioral health unit of Universal Health Services Inc. have long been dogged by federal investigations into their billing practices, but the King of Prussia company disclosed Tuesday in a regulatory filing that it was under criminal investigation at the corporate level. The Securities and Exchange Commission filing updated legal matters noted in UHS's Feb. 26 annual report. "UHS and its subsidiary facilities have cooperated with the investigating agencies and will continue to do so," the company said in a statement.
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April 24, 1996 | by Yvonne Latty, Daily News Staff Writer The Associated Press contributed to this report
The police helicopters flew away, bloodhounds jumped back into the trucks, the elaborate command center closed. The three-day search for little Shanae "Na Na" Burton, 3, is over. Now it is a criminal investigation, Chester officials said. "We've covered every square inch of about a half-mile-square area, even parks a couple of miles or so away and done it at least five to seven times, by land, by air and by sea," Chester Fire Commissioner Joseph Cliffe said yesterday. "There is no indication that the child is anywhere in this area at this time.
NEWS
August 27, 2008 | By Edward Colimore INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When needles, cotton swabs and blue pill casings began washing up on Avalon's beaches over the weekend, borough officials quickly became suspicious. This didn't look like an accident. The medical waste was concentrated along a short stretch of the Cape May County shoreline, making it unlikely that it had fallen from a barge at sea and been carried in by the tide. That left the officials, joined by investigators from the state Attorney General's Office and Department Environmental Protection, with another possibility: sabotage.
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April 22, 2010 | By Allison Steele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Philadelphia police officer was arrested Wednesday on charges that he exposed himself to a woman while on duty. Officer Joseph Harvey, a seven-year member of the force, also has been suspended for 30 days with intent to dismiss. Harvey, 35, is charged with indecent exposure, official oppression and false imprisonment, police said. Harvey was assigned to the 24th District and was working on an investigation with other officers around midnight Oct. 9, said Chief Inspector Anthony DiLacqua, head of the Internal Affairs Division.
NEWS
May 16, 1996 | By Peter Nicholas, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A day after an election marred by fighting and charges of fraud, the loser in the contest to represent the city's blue-collar workers began a campaign to get the results overturned. Herman "Pete" Matthews sent a letter yesterday to District Council 33 officials, advising them that he will ask federal and state authorities to begin a criminal investigation into the "fraud that has obviously been committed. " Matthews, who lost to incumbent DC33 president James Sutton in the balloting Tuesday night, also plans to ask the union's umbrella organization, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, to hold an immediate hearing and then declare him the actual winner.
NEWS
October 19, 2000 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Following allegations by the Ford Motor Co. in a wrongful-death civil lawsuit involving an air bag it made, the Cape May County prosecutor said yesterday that he had begun a criminal investigation of the 1997 death of a Middle Township woman. Two years after her death in a car accident, the woman's husband sued Ford, contending that a defective air bag killed his wife, who was six months pregnant with their second child. But soon after Eric Thomas filed his lawsuit, Ford began to fight back with allegations that Thomas had caused his wife's death.
NEWS
November 17, 1999 | By Jonathan S. Landay, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
U.S. officials yesterday delayed an FBI criminal investigation into the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 to let Egyptian experts review phrases of a Muslim prayer uttered by a crew member shortly before the plane plunged into the Atlantic Ocean. The decision reflects the sensitivity of the Cairo government to the suggestion that a crew member - possibly a copilot - might have deliberately crashed the plane. It also underscores the enormous importance the United States places on maintaining good relations with one of its key Arab allies.
NEWS
June 7, 2003 | By Jeff Shields and Larry Lewis INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Authorities searched for clues in the stench and squalor of a Lansdale-area apartment yesterday after announcing a criminal investigation into the death of an emaciated 4-year-old boy who lived in the home. Shawn Seymore, a quadruplet, suffered severe malnutrition and weighed 25 pounds when he died early Thursday. His parents had called police to the condominium in Towamencin Township because their son was unresponsive. Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr., after touring the "deplorable" conditions inside the home and describing the malnourishment of Shawn's quadruplet siblings, said the nature of the case had changed since Thursday.
NEWS
November 22, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has demoted and reassigned the embattled director of its Philadelphia benefits office, in the wake of a congressional inquiry and call for a criminal investigation into how she got the job and how much the department paid to relocate her to Pennsylvania. In a statement, the VA said Diana Rubens would become assistant director of the Houston benefits office. Her new salary will be about $158,000, or $23,000 less than she made in Philadelphia, according to a congressional aide.
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April 14, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
In their first substantive attack on evidence that could feature in their client's corruption trial, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah's attorneys accused prosecutors of lobbing disingenuous accusations and innuendo at members of the congressman's family. Lawyer Samuel W. Silver, in filings late Monday in U.S. District Court, said government lawyers had twisted the meaning behind recorded conversations they hope to use at trial. He specifically cited a tape that prosecutors flagged this month, saying it could expose Fattah's wife, former NBC10 news anchor Renee Chenault-Fattah, to possible criminal liability.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Sheen v. Rossi: The full story Charlie Sheen 's ex-fiancée, porn star Scottine Ross or Brett Rossi , 26, has taken out an emergency order of protection against him, days after a recording surfaced in which he allegedly threatens to have her killed by a hit man. Her lawyer, David Ring , tells USA Today the police see the tape "as an important piece of evidence" in their criminal investigation of Sheen. "It's not just his typical bluster," says Ring. "I heard [the tape], and it's legitimate.
NEWS
April 8, 2016 | By Barbara Boyer, Staff Writer
Somerset County's new prosecutor is reviewing the investigative files into the 2014 deaths of Cooper Health System CEO John P. Sheridan and his wife, but said he has not decided what his office "will do or not do" regarding the case. On Wednesday, Prosecutor Michael Robertson acknowledged the media interest in the high-profile case, but he said he would not comment while the state medical examiner is considering the family's request to overturn a ruling that John Sheridan committed suicide.
NEWS
March 23, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, Staff Writer
A federal judge in Philadelphia has denied a bid by Bill Cosby to block the release of files pertaining to the sexual-assault lawsuit he settled a decade ago with Andrea Constand. In a ruling Monday, U.S. District Judge Anita Brody declined to quash a subpoena for the documents issued last year to Constand's lawyer by seven women suing the entertainer in Massachusetts. The dispute is the latest legal battle for records relating to the 2005 civil litigation and criminal investigation into Constand's claim that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her at his Cheltenham home - the same incident in which he now faces prosecution in Montgomery County.
NEWS
March 3, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, STAFF WRITER
The former security chief for Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced Thursday to three to six months in jail for surreptitiously reading colleagues' emails in an effort to learn about the criminal investigation of his boss. Patrick Reese, 48, a longtime confidante of Kane's, showed no reaction to his sentence. He immediately vowed to appeal his conviction and was allowed to remain free on bail. Montgomery County Judge William R. Carpenter, who found Reese guilty after a two-day trial in December, said Reese had damaged the reputation of the Attorney General's Office.
NEWS
December 5, 2015 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
The principal of Bartram High School has been reassigned after he allegedly pushed a student during a dispute, Philadelphia School District officials said Thursday. The incident happened Wednesday, when Abdul-Mubdi Muhammad and a student began quarreling over the young man's clothing - the boy had come to school out of uniform, and Muhammad wanted him to go home, officials said. "He got into a verbal altercation with the student, which resulted in him pushing the student, and the student pushing him back," said Fernando Gallard, a spokesman for the School District.
NEWS
November 22, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has demoted and reassigned the embattled director of its Philadelphia benefits office, in the wake of a congressional inquiry and call for a criminal investigation into how she got the job and how much the department paid to relocate her to Pennsylvania. In a statement, the VA said Diana Rubens would become assistant director of the Houston benefits office. Her new salary will be about $158,000, or $23,000 less than she made in Philadelphia, according to a congressional aide.
NEWS
November 20, 2015
HARD TO BELIEVE that Porngate, the revelation that highly placed state officials - and more than one Supreme Court justice - have routinely and frequently swapped pornographic emails, is a little over a year old. Rather than dying a quiet death, it just keep getting porn-ier . . . and more outrageous. The porn swapped among state officials, including many in the Attorney General's Office, were not just naughty pictures. They include raunchy, XXX-rated, disgusting images that demean and dehumanize women and minorities.
NEWS
August 28, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal and Craig R. McCoy, Inquirer Staff Writers
As Attorney General Kathleen Kane plotted to leak secret grand jury information and instructed aides to spy on her employees' emails, prosecutors said, she used personal email accounts to conduct business. Revelations about Kane's use of personal emails led Montgomery County prosecutors to serve search warrants for her Yahoo and AOL email accounts as they built a criminal case against her. On Monday, Kane was held for trial on charges of leaking confidential information to embarrass a critic and then lying about it under oath.
NEWS
August 27, 2015 | By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - Despite charges that he illegally spied on colleagues' emails, the head of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's security detail will remain on the job, her office announced Tuesday. Patrick Reese, 48, a Kane confidant, will continue working in his $99,658-a-year position despite an internal policy that calls for the suspension of employees charged with crimes involving their official duties. Reese was charged Aug. 6 with contempt of court for secretly accessing emails in an effort to learn about a criminal investigation of his boss.
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