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.
January 29, 2015 |
A fiery sex scandal threatens to burn up multiple firefighters' careers, including some top brass, according to former Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers. Ayers told the Daily News today that the investigation into a young paramedic's claims of sexual misconduct began shortly before he retired in June. The paramedic filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging misconduct against another paramedic. Soon after, rumors surfaced that she had sexual encounters with numerous firefighters, paramedics and supervisors in firehouses while on- and off-duty all around the city.
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.
August 6, 2016 |
A Philadelphia sheriff's deputy was critically injured Thursday when a structural failure involving a pair of employee elevators shattered the morning with a boom that some feared was a bomb and forced evacuation of the Criminal Justice Center in Center City. According to Mayor Kenney's office, elevator Car 2B, which contained one passenger, rose through the 15th-floor ceiling into the equipment "penthouse," which houses the motors. That dislodged concrete and other debris, which rained down an adjacent shaft onto the roof of Car 1, which was at the basement level with one passenger aboard.
August 9, 2012 |
IT STARTED with flattery. Staff Inspector Jerrold Bates summoned aide Keisha Johnson into his office in the Philadelphia Police Internal Affairs Bureau. He asked her to take a seat. She was smart, professional, he said. She put people at ease and made him look good. He walked toward Johnson and stood behind her chair. "You're pretty much a reflection of me," Bates said that day in early 2008, according to Johnson. He placed his hands on the shoulders of her petite 5-foot-5 frame.
May 9, 2014 |
They were mothers, sons, sisters, and cousins, selling drugs in one of Camden's most dangerous neighborhoods, authorities said. The heroin, cocaine, and crack reached into Camden and beyond, spilling into Lindenwold, Gloucester City, and Sicklerville. It was sold out of Sheridan and Liberty Streets. On Wednesday - after three years of investigation - authorities launched what they called the biggest FBI drug takedown in Camden in a decade. They charged 22 people after using wiretaps, confidential informants, and tracking devices hidden on vehicles driven by suspects.
October 18, 2013 |
MOST PHILLY COPS do it right. One shift after another, they put their lives on the line for people they don't know. They lock up the bad guys and try to make it home to their families in one piece. Some officers turn into bad guys themselves. They've lost their badges amid allegations of assault, theft, rape, fraud and drug dealing. At least 68 city cops have been charged with crimes since March 2009. But Officer Philip Nace - the YouTube sensation who has developed an international reputation as the angriest cop in the City of Brotherly Love - is perhaps the first Philly lawman to get benched for what a police spokesman described simply as "idiotic behavior.
January 12, 2013 |
Delaware state police are investigating allegations of bestiality in Milford after they arrested a woman on charges of having sex with a dog. Police say the acts occurred in the woman's home and that her boyfriend was also arrested for taking photos. The investigation began late last month from a concerned citizen's tip. Troopers arrested 24-year-old Samantha L. Golt, on charges that she had sexual intercourse with a dog. Her 25-year-old boyfriend, James P. Crow, was also arrested.
September 9, 2016 |
Bobby Henon strode into City Council chambers Wednesday for the first time since the August FBI raid on his office. And, as he has since that raid, he refused to answer questions about the investigation. In brief remarks, Henon said the investigation would not hinder his work as Council's majority leader. "My work in government hasn't stopped, and my work in government I'm proud of, and my work in government will continue. My office has been serving the Sixth District and the city of Philadelphia," Henon said.