March 3, 1988 |
Because his personal conflict of interest "permeates the whole office," Montgomery County District Attorney Michael D. Marino has asked the state to take over the investigation of former Abington treasurer Barbara H. McGarry. He said the state attorney general's office would take over the case, and the county investigation would cease. "I'm sending this case out of here," Marino said during an interview Tuesday. Marino previously had said he would let his first assistant, William R. Carpenter, handle the investigation of McGarry and what township officials have said is at least $350,000 in missing taxpayers' money.
November 5, 1987 |
Republican William H. Ryan Jr. of Drexel Hill grinned and rocked back on his heels at the post-election party Tuesday night, savoring his victory as the new district attorney for Delaware County. Ryan had defeated Democrat Richard L. McMonigle of Drexel Hill by nearly 2-1 - the same ratio by which the Republicans had retained their 5-0 grip on County Council, winning all four at-large seats at stake, according to unofficial results provided by county elections staff. "I'm elated, obviously," Ryan said at the Republicans' victory party at the Alpine Inn in Springfield.
March 27, 2001 |
In the Democratic Party primary contest for district attorney of Philadelphia, the question of race has been raised by Alexander Z. Talmadge Jr., an African American and the challenger to 10-year incumbent Lynne Abraham. Talmadge has an uphill battle to unseat Abraham, who has the backing not only of the city's Democratic Party but also of Mayor Street. So why run against an incumbent? Because, as Talmadge surely knows, Abraham is unpopular with much of the African American community.
June 19, 1989 |
Come September, lawyers and criminals in the Big Apple may find themselves face to face with one of the most famous faces in America. It is then that John F. Kennedy Jr., 28, a recent New York University Law School grad, begins a three-year stint as an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan Criminal Court building. A report in the New York Daily News predicts that young Kennedy's arrival will cause a sensation. But that's nothing new for the man People magazine dubbed "the sexiest man alive" in September, an honor Kennedy probably wishes would go away.
July 31, 2011 |
On Monday, a judge reached a conclusion about Ray Gricar, the longtime Centre County district attorney who vanished in 2005. He's dead. Hours later, word spread that a nameless vagrant locked up in Provo, Utah, just might be the missing prosecutor. His mug shot went viral. By Tuesday night, Provo police had put a name to their man - and it wasn't Gricar. That's how it has gone in the six years since investigators found the red-and-white Mini that Gricar last drove locked in a Lewisburg, Pa., parking lot - and his county-issued laptop computer turned up in the Susquehanna River.
September 5, 2014 |
F. Emmett Fitzpatrick Jr., 84, a former Philadelphia district attorney and longtime criminal defense attorney in high-profile cases, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, his son F. Emmett Fitzpatrick III said Wednesday night. Mr. Fitzpatrick was a resident of Crest Haven Nursing Home in Cape May Court House, N.J., for four years, his son said. Mr. Fitzpatrick served as district attorney from 1974 to 1978. He was recruited by the Democratic Party to run against incumbent District Attorney Arlen Specter in 1973 and won a surprise victory.
November 2, 2005
AFTER 16 YEARS of Jonathan Saidel as Philadelphia's city controller, it's hard to imagine anyone else in the job. But now that Saidel, who easily won four consecutive turns to the city's top auditor's position, is off to pursue his mayoral aspirations, voters will have to pick from a crowded field of candidates for a replacement. Republican Hillel S. Levinson (above), is easily the most qualified. He gets our strong endorsement for the Nov. 8 election. Given the corrupt politics in City Hall, the controller's job as watchdog over city finances and contracts has become vitally important.
June 20, 2014 |
DISTRICT ATTORNEY Seth Williams , due in federal court yesterday to defend himself in a lawsuit over the alleged theft of intellectual property, decided to settle the case instead. For a Twitter feud, this got pretty ugly. Photographer R. Bradley Maule , of PhillySkyline.com, complained in the July 2013 lawsuit that a photo used as background for Williams' official Twitter account was pilfered from his website. Williams, in a Dec. 30 deposition, said that Maule's attorney, J. Conor Corcoran , asked him about the photo during a 2013 primary Election Day lunch at the Famous 4th Street Deli.
April 29, 1991
Once in a while, we Philadelphians have something and somebody to cheer. Given recent history, we deserve it. When Ron Castille resigned as district attorney to run for mayor, we could be excused for fearing that the Board of Judges would come up with somebody worse to replace him. Stranger things have happened. Come to think of it, stranger things usually do. But they didn't. Common Pleas Judge Lynne Abraham is as well qualified and trained to be district attorney as any of her predecessors were.
October 18, 2013 |
WAS DANNY Alvarez a nice guy who couldn't cut it in the courtroom in his eight years as an assistant district attorney? Or was he the victim of a demotion for trying to unionize his co-workers? That was the unexpected question posed yesterday as Alvarez, a Republican running for district attorney, debated incumbent Seth Williams , a Democrat seeking a second term in the Nov. 5 general election. Williams described Alvarez as a "subpar" attorney held back in lower-level jobs in the D.A.'s Office while others advanced.