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January 12, 2015 | By Craig R. McCoy, Inquirer Staff Writer
A lawyer for embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane said Saturday that she would not resign if charged with leaking confidential grand jury information to a newspaper. Lanny J. Davis, a former special counsel to President Bill Clinton, said Kane was being subjected to a "one-sided, biased investigation. " "This railroad train seems to me to be driven by some men with grudges, men who are bitter and angry at being exposed and professionally embarrassed - men who have political agendas to railroad Kathleen Kane out of office and destroy her career," he said.
NEWS
January 9, 2015
A story Thursday about Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce L. Castor Jr.'s plans to run for district attorney gave the wrong office for one of his previous campaigns. In 2004, Castor unsuccessfully ran for the Republican nomination for attorney general. A caption Thursday with a story about Martin Luther King's Birthday misspelled the name of former Sen. Harris Wofford, for whom the Active Citizenship Award is named.
NEWS
January 1, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Delaware County officials have identified a man who they said sped away as police were attempting to pull him over for a traffic violation Monday, then crashed head-on into another car, killing himself and critically injuring the other driver. Mark Eric Anderson, 25, of Chester, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the District Attorney's Office, which is investigating the incident. Around 4 p.m. Monday, a Folcroft police officer attempted to stop the white Nissan that Anderson was driving near Chester Pike and Primos Avenue after he saw what appeared to be a counterfeit inspection sticker.
NEWS
December 24, 2014 | Inquirer Editorial Board
The incompetence of the Coatesville school board rivaled that of those it empowered to run Chester County's poorest school district. A grand jury report suggests that the board allowed former Superintendent Richard Como to run the district as a petty dictatorship, bullying employees who would dare question him as he allegedly stole public funds and hired unqualified relatives, friends, and felons to work with children. Several of Como's hires had a record of drug, weapons, assault, and child endangerment offenses.
NEWS
December 19, 2014 | Inquirer Editorial Board
The truth can be bent, obscured, or even, to use Attorney General Kathleen Kane's felicitous phrase, "half-assed. " But Kane's assessment of the case against five Democratic officials from Philadelphia could not have been more plainly untrue. In March, when The Inquirer revealed that Kane had aborted an investigation that caught the officials taking money and jewelry from an informant, the state's top law enforcer flatly declared the matter unprosecutable. Nine months later, however, it's being prosecuted.
NEWS
December 19, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
THE CIVIL forfeiture "money machine" run by Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams may be getting shamed into submission. Quietly yesterday, Williams' office agreed to dismiss civil-forfeiture proceedings against two Philadelphia families whose homes were in jeopardy of being seized because a family member was accused of selling drugs at the properties. "If they don't have anything against you, they're supposed to [dismiss the case]. I didn't do anything wrong," said Somerton homeowner Christos "Chris" Sourovelis, 52. Doila Welch, 47, whose South Philadelphia rowhouse is also home to her three children, brother and sister, was pleased.
NEWS
December 18, 2014 | By Craig R. McCoy and Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Staff Writers
In announcing two more arrests in the resurrected sting investigation on Tuesday, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams made clear that he expected convictions. State Reps. Vanessa Lowery Brown and Ronald G. Waters, who are accused of taking money from an undercover operative, admitted their guilt when questioned by a grand jury, Williams said. Brown, 48, and Waters, 64, both Democrats from West Philadelphia, "fully - and I repeat, fully - admitted to knowingly taking illegal cash payments," the district attorney said.
NEWS
December 18, 2014 | By Angela Couloumbis and Craig R. McCoy, Inquirer Staff Writers
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane made repeated false statements to justify shutting down an undercover sting, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said Tuesday as he announced bribery charges against two lawmakers in the corruption case he revived. Williams said Kane had irresponsibly and without evidence claimed that the investigation had been marred by racial targeting. In fact, the district attorney said, a Philadelphia grand jury marshaled testimony and documents from within Kane's own office showing that her top aides rejected the idea that racial prejudice affected the case.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 2014
YO, HAVE YOU seen District Attorney Seth Williams lately? The 47-year-old looks lean and buff. He's dropped 45 pounds - and he did it in just 100 days. One hundred days. Insert head shake here, because that's a whole lot of fat to slough off a body in such a short time. I caught up with Williams last week at the Sporting Club at the Bellevue, where he's been spending considerably more time lately. As we talked about his recent weight-loss results, his voice had the enthusiastic zeal of a recent fitness convert.
NEWS
December 15, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
A CITY COP repeatedly ignored subpoenas to testify against her husband, a former police officer who was charged with assaulting her last year, and the woman's absence resulted in the man's acquittal yesterday, according to the District Attorney's Office and courtroom statements. James Timms, a 14-year veteran of the department who was stationed at the 35th District at Broad Street near Champlost, had been accused of punching his wife and slamming her head on the floor of their Germantown home on Jan. 2, 2013.
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