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December 4, 2012 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
A STATE parole officer and two of his bosses were fired Friday for their botched supervision of Rafael Jones, a career criminal who allegedly murdered a veteran Philly cop. Authorities have said that Jones, 23, and an accomplice, Chancier McFarland, 19, stalked and gunned down Officer Moses Walker Jr. in North Philly on Aug. 18 during a botched robbery attempt. The question of why Jones - who failed a drug test about a week before Walker's slaying - was still on the street soon took center stage.
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June 9, 2011 | By REGINA MEDINA, medinar@phillynews.com
Kenneth Dupree loves his country, as evidenced by the number of Ol' Glories that dot his front lawn and an "I USA" placard hanging on the front porch of his Northeast Philadelphia home. The 46-year former parole officer also loves quality countertops, as alleged by the state Attorney General yesterday. Dupree, of Benner Street near Jackson, was arrested Thursday and charged with bribery and other offenses involving alleged extortion of parolees he supervised, the Attorney General's Office announced.
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January 17, 1997 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Nat R. (Goldberg) Arluke, 83, a longtime parole officer and retired chief of the New Jersey Parole Bureau, died Jan. 6 at his home in North Beach Haven, Long Beach Island. Born and raised in Trenton, he lived in Levittown, Pa.; Westmont; Cherry Hill and Delran before moving to Long Beach Island. Mr. Arluke began working for the New Jersey Parole Bureau in 1945 and rose to supervising parole officer. In 1965, he was named chief of the state bureau. He retired in 1980. Before becoming a parole officer, Mr. Arluke was a teacher at Rahway and Leesburg State Prisons from 1932 until he entered the military.
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January 18, 1989 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former state parole officer was sentenced yesterday to a year and a day in prison and fined $2,500 on racketeering and mail-fraud charges for accepting $3,450 in payoffs from lawyer-turned-informant Barry H. Denker and another man. James A. Roane, 58, a former supervisor and parole officer for the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, pleaded guilty in December 1987 and agreed to cooperate with authorities. He was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Daniel H. Huyett 3d in federal court in Reading.
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October 17, 1989 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
A probation officer told a man he was supervising to "give him a little" cocaine or face a probation violation, the man testified yesterday. "I thought it was a joke because he was my parole officer," James Butts, 27, told Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Mark I. Bernstein. The former probation officer, Robert Owens, who worked for the Crisis Intervention Network, was arrested in March 1987 in an alleged cocaine extortion scheme after Butts reported the cocaine demand to a lawyer, who then informed the District Attorney's Office.
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October 18, 1989 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robert Owens, a former probation officer on trial for allegedly extorting cocaine from a man he was supervising, was found guilty yesterday of solicitation of a controlled substance but was acquitted of other charges by a Common Pleas Court judge. Owens, 39, who worked as a probation officer with the Crisis Intervention Network until he was arrested in March 1987 in the alleged cocaine extortion scheme, was found not guilty by Judge Mark I. Bernstein of bribery, tampering with public records, obstructing the administration of law and official oppression.
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June 10, 2011 | By REGINA MEDINA, medinar@phillynews.com 215-854-5985
Kenneth Dupree loves his country, as evidenced by the number of Ol' Glories that dot his front lawn and an "I USA" placard hanging on the front porch of his Northeast Philadelphia home. The 46-year-old former parole officer also loves quality countertops, as alleged by the state attorney general yesterday. Dupree, of Benner Street near Jackson, was arrested yesterday and charged with bribery and other offenses involving parolees he supervised, the Attorney General's Office announced.
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December 8, 1987 | By Emilie Lounsberry, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former state parole officer pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to racketeering and mail-fraud charges accusing him of accepting a total of $3,250 in payoffs from lawyer-turned-informant Barry H. Denker and another man. James A. Roane, 58, a former supervisor and parole officer for the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, entered the plea before U.S. District Judge Daniel H. Huyett 3d, who postponed sentencing until June....
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April 7, 1987 | By JIM NICHOLSON, Daily News Staff Writer
James M. Asman, a retired parole officer who was active in Democratic politics and volunteer youth work, died Friday. He was 63 and lived in the Oxford Circle section of Northeast Philadelphia. Asman was a parole officer for Common Pleas Court for 19 years before illness caused him to retire in October. Upon his retirement he was cited in a special proclamation from City Council for his years of public service. Also upon his retirement he received a plaque of appreciation from President Judge Edward J. Bradley.
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March 24, 1993 | By Gail Gibson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A state parole officer was in critical condition last night after being shot by a parolee he was trying to detain in his Norristown office for questioning about a postal robbery, police said yesterday. The parole officer, Willie Edward Jones Jr., 45, of Abington, was reportedly shot by Julius Dotson, 31, of West Norriton, who had arrived for what Dotson thought was a routine visit to the state Probation and Parole Board's Office. Police said that when Dotson realized that Jones wanted to detain him, he pulled out a semiautomatic handgun and, after a brief scuffle, shot Jones in the back.
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April 10, 2015 | BY ABBY CRUZ, Daily News Staff Writer cruza@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
AMIN GIBBS, 35, of Southwest Philadelphia, a man who has spent much of his life in prison, let his anger get the best of him yesterday. "Lies, lies, lies!" he shouted as he was sentenced in Common Pleas Court to 17 1/2 to 35 years in state prison after being convicted of aggravated assault and weapons offenses in an October 2012 shooting in West Philadelphia. He had to be restrained and then was forcibly removed from the courtroom. In November 2012, Gibbs was accused of being the gunman who killed college student Zykia Sanders, 22, in a shooting in which she was a bystander.
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August 11, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
MARY ANN McHenry slept peacefully last night, confident that the man accused of brutally beating her was behind bars. "This is such a relief," she said. "Part of my stress was not knowing where he was, or how close to me he was. " Those fears were valid: According to a federal official, plainclothes police officers picked up Kenneth Todd, McHenry's alleged attacker, on Spruce Street near 13th, about a block away from where police say he beat her to unconsciousness during a July 25 home invasion.
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August 8, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
WHEN KENNETH Todd was released from prison last month on a 2010 armed-robbery charge, he was supposed to report to his parole officer. He never showed up, and no one ever heard from him. Until two weeks ago, that is. Todd, 47, is accused of committing a violent home invasion on July 25, according to the U.S. Marshals Service, which, with police, is scouring the city for him. "Todd has spent most of his adult life as a violent criminal, and...
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August 8, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
ON A BALMY Friday afternoon late last month, Mary Ann McHenry of Center City obliged a stranger, handing him the cigarette he'd asked for. Imagine her surprise and sheer horror when, hours later, the same bum who bummed a smoke from her had his hands wrapped around her throat. "He kept screaming, 'Where's the money, bitch?' " a bruised McHenry, 46, said last night in a neighbor's home, where the attack took place. "I had no breath; I couldn't even scream," she said. "Then I passed out. " Kenneth Todd, 47, who police say brutally beat McHenry and made off with only a MacBook in that home invasion July 25, was still on the lam last night, with cops and U.S. Marshals hot on his trail.
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December 18, 2013 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
DOYLESTOWN Nearly two years to the day after guitarist Danny DeGennaro was murdered in his Levittown home during a botched robbery attempt, the last of five defendants was sentenced Monday in Bucks County Court for his role in the crime. Kazair Gist, 19, of Trenton, who was convicted of first- and second-degree murder in October, was sentenced to 52 to 104 years in prison. Because of a sentencing law enacted last year, Judge Rea B. Boylan determined the penalty for Gist, who was two days shy of his 18th birthday on the day of the murder, Dec. 28, 2011.
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November 1, 2013 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
LEO HALEY MANAGED to escape jail time in two cases involving crimes against children in the last two years, as detailed in Tuesday's Daily News cover story. But yesterday, as a disturbing new allegation emerged in court, Haley's luck ran out when he was sentenced to 3 1/2 to 7 years in state prison for violating his parole. "He's received leniency on multiple occasions," Haley's parole officer, Carissa Tillotson, told Judge George Pagano in Delaware County Court. "Instead of making a conscious decision to change, he then escalated his behavior.
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April 18, 2013 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
New Jersey's parole officers can continue to carry their guns under most circumstances, according to a lawyer representing the officers in a court case. The parole officers and parole board came to an informal agreement tentatively settling the case just as the two sides were set to appear before Superior Court Judge Paul Innes Wednesday. The officers had asked the Mercer County judge to block a new work policy from going into effect restricting when they could carry their guns. "I was surprised at the health and safety issues that these employees face every day," said Robert O'Brien, of O'Brien, Belland & Bushinsky in Cherry Hill.
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April 18, 2013 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
It should have been routine. The parolee, on supervision after being released from prison, was buzzed into the New Jersey parole office on Mount Ephraim Avenue in Camden, there for a normal appointment with his parole officer, Mark Carozza. But the visit, just before Christmas, quickly turned dangerous - the kind of danger that Carozza worried about earlier this month when he and fellow officers received a policy e-mail that they believed prohibited them from wearing their guns during regular visits with the former inmates they supervise.
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February 16, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The family of the man who opened fire in a crowded Wilmington courthouse Monday killing two women and wounding two Capitol police officers says it "apologizes to the people of Delaware. " Members of the Matusiewicz family released a statement this morning, saying they too were "stunned" at the events. Thomas Matusiewicz, 68, took his own life after he shot his ex-daughter-in-law Christine Belford and her friend Laura "Beth" Mulford. Belford was in court for a child-support hearing.
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February 16, 2013 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
A federal judge is to decide Friday whether international kidnapper David Matusiewicz should be sent back to prison - but she could make that decision without even mentioning the shootout that left his ex-wife, her friend, and his father dead. Thomas Matusiewicz opened fire Monday in the New Castle County Courthouse in Wilmington, killing Christine Belford and her friend Laura Mulford and injuring two Capitol Police officers before taking his own life, according to Delaware State Police.
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