March 1, 1995 |
Authorities yesterday continued their investigation of CNC Trading Co., a Marlton-based firm that they say bilked investors of millions of dollars in a pyramid scheme. When company principals Charles and Nancy Cugliari caught wind of the investigation, they skipped town, according to Daniel Carluccio, Ocean County prosecutor. Investigators said they had an idea of where the couple might be, but declined to elaborate. Company representatives had told potential investors that they brokered meat products to meat and seafood markets and restaurants, and they promised a 40 percent return on their investment, according to Carluccio.
October 5, 2000 |
For two years District Attorney Lynne Abraham, with help from the city controller, has been conducting a grand jury inquiry into the Philadelphia Gas Works. But now City Controller Jonathan Saidel, who called for the investigation more than two years ago, says Abraham's probe has become "unfair" to the company and the former PGW bosses who are the presumed targets. Though the media focus now is on the potential fiscal collapse of the city-owned utility unless it gets a whopping 30 percent rate boost, the issue in 1998 was a litany of Daily News stories recounting the sleazy misuse of corporate perks by top-ranking PGW officials.
July 7, 2016 |
THE POLITICALLY charged FBI investigation of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's email practices has ended with a recommendation that no criminal charges be filed against her. In my view, it's the right recommendation, since the FBI found no proof of criminality in Clinton's use of a private email server for official business while she was secretary of state. However, as FBI director James Comey rightly said regarding eight Clinton email chains on top-secret matters, "any reasonable person in Secretary Clinton's position . . . should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation.
January 26, 2016 |
Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey will return to his roots to advise the Chicago Police Department and help guide civil rights reforms in the recently embattled department. It's the third position Ramsey has taken on since retiring from the Philadelphia Police Department in December. Ramsey is also a consultant with the Wilmington police department and, as of Jan. 25, took on a two-year appointment at Drexel as a guest lecturer and adviser to the school's criminal justice department.
November 2, 2014 |
Only two people are known to have witnessed off-duty Moorestown Police Officer Craig Berner lose control of his motorcycle as the pickup truck approached. One of them is Patrolman Berner, who's dead. The other is Sgt. William McGovern, the off-duty Burlington County detective who ran over Berner on a dark stretch of Westfield Road in Moorestown. McGovern isn't talking, and an investigation by the Camden County Prosecutor's Office was concluded without any criminal charges being filed.
August 1, 2012 |
The fatal shooting of a handcuffed and mentally ill Quakertown man by a Perkasie Borough police officer last month was justified, Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler said Monday. However, police made several mistakes in trying to arrest Michael Marino, the ranting, resistant suspect who was high on synthetic drugs during the June 9 confrontation in Sellersville, he said. "The police did not create the situation - he did," Heckler said of Marino, 26. "When confronted by police, as was inevitable given his conduct and had occurred before in his life, he chose to do battle even after he had been restrained, instead of submitting to lawful authority.
March 17, 2014 |
The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office ran an undercover sting operation over three years that captured leading Philadelphia Democrats, including four members of the city's state House delegation, on tape accepting money, The Inquirer has learned. Yet no one was charged with a crime. Prosecutors began the sting in 2010 when Republican Tom Corbett was attorney general. After Democrat Kathleen G. Kane took office in 2013, she shut it down. In a statement to The Inquirer on Friday, Kane called the investigation poorly conceived, badly managed, and tainted by racism, saying it had targeted African Americans.
July 9, 2016
ISSUE | HILLARY CLINTON Gentler justice for white politician FBI Director James Comey validated the Black Lives Matter movement by not recommending a prosecution of Hillary Clinton for endangering the country's security ("FBI Finds Carelessness, Not Crime," Wednesday). Rich, white people are apparently not held accountable for their crimes to the same degree as the black community. Former Rep. Chaka Fattah was prosecuted for corruption - rightly so - but he did not endanger our country's security, a crime I deem more severe.
June 8, 2014 |
Carrie Berner keeps a binder filled with more than 1,000 pages of investigative reports she has collected since her husband died on the side of the road in Moorestown less than a year ago. Craig Berner, 52, a Moorestown patrolman for 26 years, was thrown from his motorcycle while off duty and struck by a pickup on a winding stretch of Westfield Road about 10 p.m. July 27. The pickup driver was Detective Sgt. William McGovern of...
July 15, 2016 |
WITH EAGLES training camp less than two weeks away, the team is eager for the sexual-assault accusation against wide receiver Nelson Agholor to be resolved. A source close to the situation, though not involved in the investigation, said Thursday that he was told Agholor will not be charged. The source also said an announcement to that effect was near. An NJ.com report Thursday said District Attorney Seth Williams is expected to decide on charges against Agholor on Friday - after an investigation by Philadelphia police determined no charges were warranted.