August 14, 2014 |
Mary L. Creekmore, 56, of Drexel Hill, a well-known figure in the Philadelphia paralegal community, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, of cancer in the Vitas Hospice at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Darby. Ms. Creekmore was a past president of the Philadelphia Association of Paralegals and a board member of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations. She graduated from St. Joseph's University and later returned to her alma mater to teach paralegal ethics. "Ethics was her passion," said Glenn Bennett, her companion of 21 years.
May 31, 2013 |
JULIA PAPAZIAN LAW had been feeling blue about a recent breakup with a co-worker. Law, a dark-haired beauty who was found dead of unknown causes Saturday in a bathtub inside the Rittenhouse Square condo of her boss, prominent defense lawyer A. Charles Peruto Jr., "was at a very vulnerable and emotional time in her young life," her family said in a statement, the Inquirer reported yesterday. Peruto, 58, has said that he and Law were a couple, and described the young paralegal, who would have turned 27 this week, as his "soulmate hippy.
May 30, 2013 |
Today on PhillyDailyNews.com : Read a profile of the life and times and loves of A. Chuck Peruto Jr. from the Daily News archive. FOR JULIA Papazian Law, Friday night was a time to relax alone, watch a Damon Wayans movie and soak in the luxurious tub in the swanky Rittenhouse Square condo of her boss, high-profile defense lawyer A. Charles Peruto Jr., who was her boyfriend of two months. Just after 10 the next morning, a maintenance worker discovered Law, a 26-year-old paralegal, dead, facedown in the bath water.
May 29, 2013 |
FREE-SPIRITED romantic that she was, Julia Papazian Law had big plans to recreate a magical scene from her favorite movie, "Moonstruck. " Law was excited about attending a performance next January of Puccini's "La Boheme," the opera featured in a memorable scene in the film, at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. She especially wanted to see it with her new love, her boss, high-profile defense lawyer A. Charles Peruto Jr. "She wanted to recreate the scene. We were going to dress up, have champagne.
January 19, 2012 |
Bucks County mother and fake kidnap victim Bonnie Sweeten stole $1.076 million, meaning she could face 10 years in prison, U.S. District Judge William H. Yohn Jr. ruled Wednesday. Crossing the $1 million threshold in monetary loss allows federal prosecutors to seek a sentence of 102 to 121 months. A final sentence will not come until next week, when the hearing convenes for a third time. Sweeten, 40, did not speak Wednesday, but in a brief, tearful statement, her father said he could not explain why she turned to crime.
December 31, 2011 |
A Chester County paralegal allegedly stole more than $140,000 from families that hired her to manage the estates of deceased relatives, Bucks County prosecutors said Friday. Patricia Ann Fisher, 52, of West Bradford, was arraigned on multiple counts of theft and receiving stolen property Dec. 22, after two Quakertown men reported money missing from their father's estate. Bucks County detectives said they later linked her to thefts from at least three other families. Fisher also allegedly paid herself a total $33,600 for her services - a fee one estate-law attorney described in court documents as "outrageous" under normal circumstances.
December 24, 2010 |
It's the season of giving. The perfect time to celebrate Verdene Randolph. That's because for more than half of her life, Randolph has given of herself. Yet, she's one of those people you'd probably never know of otherwise. Unless, of course, you've lost your job and have been threatened with foreclosure because you can't pay your mortgage. Or you've fallen into credit-card debt and are wondering whether you should file for bankruptcy. Or you're entangled in some kind of custody issue and can't afford to pay one of those high-priced Rittenhouse Square lawyers.
October 27, 2009 |
The 40-year-old paralegal who was hospitalized earlier this month after apparently being hit by a bicyclist in Center City died over the weekend, friends said. Andre Steed died early Saturday after spending more than a week in a medically induced coma, said his former coworker, Sal Guerriero. The Center City law firm where Steed worked, Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who struck Steed, said Guerriero, an attorney with the firm.
October 23, 2009 |
At first, those who work with paralegal Andre Steed had nothing but questions about how their friend and colleague ended up alone and badly injured on a busy Center City street one evening last week. Steed, 40, was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital with severe head injuries and was put into a medically induced coma to protect him from further injury. His colleagues soon learned that police on the scene of the Oct. 15 incident found no witnesses who could explain what happened.
June 14, 2009 |
Until last October, I had never hitchhiked, much less in rural Mexico. But when I found myself alone and nearly broke in the desert of Baja California - a situation I had willingly put myself into, I should point out - the desperation of the moment seemed to negate the supposed dangers of climbing into a car with a stranger. It ended up being so easy, too. In the remote ranch town of Catavi?a, I had only to wait for about 20 minutes beside Mexico Highway 1 before a husband-and-wife team pulled onto the dirt shoulder and invited me into their hatchback.