May 26, 1995 |
A former federal prosecutor in Philadelphia has been slated for a job in the Clinton administration as an assistant Treasury secretary, a position that will put him at the forefront of such issues as the Branch Davidian assault in Waco and the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City. Richard L. Scheff, 38, of Center City, has been tapped to become assistant secretary for enforcement. If his selection is confirmed, he would be in charge of the Secret Service; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; the U.S. Customs Service; and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Georgia.
March 21, 2001 |
Did you hear the one about the top federal prosecutor who went to work for a baseball club and threatened to fire anyone caught stealing bases? To the contrary, outgoing U.S. Attorney Mike Stiles, always a hometown fan, will be cheering on the Phillies to steal as many bases as they can when he joins the team as vice president for operations and administration. Stiles, a former city homicide judge and prosecutor who spent the past 7 1/2 years as the top federal prosecutor for Philadelphia and other counties in Eastern Pennsylvania, starts with the Phillies on April 2. "It's just a very exciting opportunity to be involved with a Philadelphia sports institution," Stiles said yesterday, after telling his staff he was resigning and putting his license to practice law on the back burner.
January 28, 2000 |
The Street administration plans to name Kenneth Trujillo, a former federal prosecutor and a leader in the city's Latino community, as city solicitor, according to an administration source and another source with knowledge of the impending appointment. Trujillo, a partner in the seven-lawyer firm of Trujillo, Rodriguez & Richards, would be the first Latino named as the city's top lawyer, a post that pays about $120,000 and involves representing the city in a variety of legal matters.
January 23, 2010 |
Charles M. Oberly III, a prominent Wilmington defense lawyer and former Delaware attorney general, is expected to be named U.S. attorney for Delaware soon, sources said. That announcement, coupled with the likely nomination of Zane Memeger for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, would leave just one U.S. attorney's slot open in the region - the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Last year, Paul J. Fishman was confirmed as U.S. attorney for New Jersey and Robert S. Cessar was confirmed for Western Pennsylvania.
February 27, 1999 |
If John J. Farmer Jr. becomes attorney general, he will have one thing on his resume that his two immediate predecessors lacked: crime-fighting experience. Farmer - nominated yesterday by Gov. Whitman and considered a safe bet to be confirmed by the state Senate - prosecuted drug runners, mobsters, and white-collar criminals as an assistant U.S. attorney in New Jersey from 1990 to 1994, winning a special-achievement award from the Justice Department in 1993. Farmer said yesterday that, if confirmed, he intends to go after corrupt local officials, and said he would strengthen the unit in the Department of Law and Public Safety that focuses on public integrity.
November 1, 2004
THE STATE attorney general may be the commonwealth's chief law enforcement officer, but you wouldn't know it after two decades of listless Republican control. A belief in limited government has its place, but not in an office that demands a tough go-getter. That's why this page has endorsed Jim Eisenhower over his opponent Tom Corbett. Eisenhower, a former aide to President Bill Clinton on national security issues and a former federal prosecutor, has both the smarts and vision to make the A.G.'s office a true advocate for Pennsylvanians.
August 16, 2011
Richard J. Zack, a federal prosecutor who handled political corruption cases, has joined the law firm of Pepper Hamilton L.L.P. Zack, who worked for the U.S. Attorney's Office for 12 years, is a partner in the law firm's white-collar and corporate investigations and commercial litigation practice groups, the firm announced Monday. He was chief of commercial and consumer fraud and deputy chief of economic crimes in the U.S. Attorney's Office. Zack was involved in the prosecution of Corey Kemp, the former Philadelphia city treasurer who was sent to prison for corruption.
May 6, 2011
YORK - A central Pennsylvania author being sued for defamation has been ordered to pay the plaintiff $10,000 for failing to adequately respond to pretrial questions. A York County judge yesterday ruled that William Keisling's 174 pages of answers were unresponsive to the lawsuit's allegations. Russell Wantz Jr., owner of a detective agency, alleges that Keisling published defamatory material about him in the book "The Midnight Ride of Jonathan Luna. " Luna, 38, was a federal prosecutor from Baltimore found dead in a rural Pennsylvania creek in December 2003.
July 31, 2011
Give a creativity-in-spin award to James Eisenhower for defending his law firm's questionable practices in the Philadelphia Housing Authority's legal-billing scandal ("HUD tells PHA to justify $1 million in legal fees, or repay it," July 22). He was, he said, "ethically and aggressively representing the interests of his clients. " Excuse me, but what kind of aggressive representation goes on at a dinner party, a rally, and ribbon cuttings? The Inquirer stories have brought out the real travesty that occurred.
December 8, 1990 |
The man accused of kidnapping the teenage son of an Atlantic City businessman in May was so methodical in his planning that he researched the average prison sentence for convicted kidnappers before deciding to proceed with the crime, a federal prosecutor said yesterday in Camden. James A. Howard, 39, of Linwood, N.J., told investigators in a written statement that he went to a local library to do research and calculated the average sentence at seven years. Balancing that with a $500,000 anticipated ransom, Howard apparently concluded that the crime was worth risking the potential punishment, federal Prosecutor Rocco C. Cipparone Jr. said.