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December 21, 1994 | by Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
Another potentially costly sexual harassment suit has been filed against the city's former prison commissioner, J. Patrick Gallagher, by a female guard. The latest complaint, filed yesterday in federal court, is from Evelyn Cintron, 27, who is seeking more than $20 million in damages from the city, Gallagher and Mayor Rendell, who also is named as a defendant. It comes on the heels of six earlier complaints, which the Rendell administration settled out of court rather than defending Gallagher at trial.
LIVING
April 12, 1987 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
For 32 years, Patrick Gallagher took care of Henry P. McIlhenny. He served his master breakfast in bed every morning, pressed his pants every afternoon and walked his dog five times a day. When McIlhenny - the world-famous Philadelphia socialite with a $50 million art collection and his own castle in Ireland - got stuck in his bathroom one morning at 3 a.m., it was Patrick, his faithful butler, who raced to the rescue. McIlhenny died last May at the age of 75. But Gallagher is still puttering about his master's 35-room mansion on Rittenhouse Square, keeping it neat for potential buyers - the price tag is $3.6 million - and is helping to catalogue hundreds of antiques for auction next month in New York.
NEWS
December 29, 1993 | By Julia Cass, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
J. Patrick Gallagher, Philadelphia's commissioner of prisons, is being considered to head the prison system in New York City, Mayor Rendell's chief of staff confirmed yesterday. David Cohen said Gallagher informed him last week that he had been contacted by the transition team of New York City Mayor-elect Rudolph W. Giuliani. "He told us they expressed an interest in talking to him about the job of prison commissioner" in the new Giuliani administration, which begins on New Year's Day, Cohen said.
NEWS
December 22, 1994 | By L. Stuart Ditzen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Now there are six. Six women who say they were sexually harassed by former city Prisons Commissioner J. Patrick Gallagher. The city already has paid $2.3 million to settle the claims of five female prison employees and a male employee who contended that he was demoted for trying to help them. On Tuesday, another female prison guard filed suit in U.S. District Court, alleging sex discrimination and harassment by Gallagher. The former prisons chief, who has denied all past allegations of harassment, could not be reached for comment.
NEWS
January 6, 1994 | By Julia Cass, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two female employees of the Philadelphia prison system have filed complaints saying that they were sexually harassed by J. Patrick Gallagher, the commissioner of the city's prisons, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court. Sandra Camacho, a sergeant at Holmesburg Prison, contends that Gallagher, who is reportedly under consideration for the job of correction commissioner in New York City, twice made "unwarranted and unsolicited" sexual advances when she was an investigator in the prison's Internal Investigations Division in 1991.
NEWS
October 5, 2012 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer
The "bachelor's package" at the Penthouse Club in Port Richmond includes an invitation onstage and doting attention from the dancers. But for one Montgomery County man, it also came with internal bleeding, according to a lawsuit filed in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court last week. Patrick Gallagher of Lansdale claims a dancer slid down a stripper pole and landed on him with such force that his bladder ruptured. The incident occurred in late November 2010, when Gallagher visited the club on Castor Avenue near Balfour Street with friends to celebrate his impending marriage, said his attorney, Neil T. Murray.
NEWS
July 18, 1989 | Daily News Staff Report
As soon as he was sworn in as Philadelphia's new superintendent of prisons, J. Patrick Gallagher said he intended to get the system out from under the control of the courts. "We do not need supervision by the courts," Gallagher, 50, told an audience of about 100 persons gathered in the Mayor's Reception Room in City Hall yesterday. "We will work diligently to . . . eliminate the necessity of federal and state court supervision. " Since 1986, the prison system has been under a federal court order to reduce its population to 3,750, and is under a continuing state court order to increase staffing and improve living conditions at the four facilities it manages.
NEWS
July 29, 1995 | By Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
In the long line of sexual harassment suits filed against the city and its former prison commissioner, J. Patrick Gallagher, Sgt. Marcella Moore's may be the steamiest. Moore's lawsuit was filed yesterday in federal court by her attorneys, Isaac H. Green and Wendella P. Fox. In the suit, Moore asserts that she had a long-running sexual relationship with Gallagher in his office, often on his leather couch, but insists she did it only out of fear of reprisal. The details she gives are intimate - the suit says she noticed a scar on a shaved area "at or near" Gallagher's "pubic hairline" during one of their sexual liaisons.
NEWS
October 13, 1995 | by Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
A female guard has sued the city and its former prisons chief, J. Patrick Gallagher, for more than $100,000, alleging Gallagher wanted to bed down with her and another woman and watch them make love. The guard, Ruth G. Green, of the Cedarbrook section, said she declined to participate in Gallagher's "sexual fantasy," and as a result, was harassed by him for two years. Green's lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court, is the latest in a series of sexual harassment complaints filed against the city and Gallagher, who resigned in March 1994 for medical reasons.
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October 5, 2012 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer
THE "Bachelor's Package" at the Penthouse Club, in Port Richmond, includes an invitation onstage and doting attention from the dancers. But for one Montgomery County man, it also came with internal bleeding, according to a lawsuit filed in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court last week. Patrick Gallagher, of Lansdale, claims that a dancer slid down a stripper pole and landed on him with such force that she ruptured his bladder. The incident occurred in late November 2010, when Gallagher visited the club, on Castor Avenue near Balfour Street, with friends to celebrate his impending marriage, said his attorney, Neil T. Murray.
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May 12, 2010 | By JOHN F. MORRISON, morrisj@phillynews.com 215-854-5573
J. PATRICK Gallagher, the controversial former Philadelphia prisons commissioner whose alleged sexual exploits while in office cost the city more than $3.6 million in out-of-court settlements, died Dec. 19. His death escaped local notice despite the headlines he generated during his tenure as prisons commissioner here from 1989 to 1994. The Buffalo News published an extensive obituary on Gallagher, since he had been superintendent of the Erie County Correctional Facility, in New York State, and was the son of a Buffalo police officer.
NEWS
August 8, 2007 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
"Call me if you need me. " Patrick J. Gallagher Jr., 86, who died of Parkinson's disease on Saturday at home in Narberth, lived by those words. He and his identical twin, Francis, operated Patrick Gallagher's Sons Taxi of Bala Cynwyd for more than 50 years and were volunteer firefighters at Union Fire Station for 65 years. Mr. Gallagher was a man of service to family, community, business and church. Throughout his high school years at St. Thomas More (Class of 1939)
NEWS
October 13, 1995 | by Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
A female guard has sued the city and its former prisons chief, J. Patrick Gallagher, for more than $100,000, alleging Gallagher wanted to bed down with her and another woman and watch them make love. The guard, Ruth G. Green, of the Cedarbrook section, said she declined to participate in Gallagher's "sexual fantasy," and as a result, was harassed by him for two years. Green's lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court, is the latest in a series of sexual harassment complaints filed against the city and Gallagher, who resigned in March 1994 for medical reasons.
NEWS
July 29, 1995 | By Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
In the long line of sexual harassment suits filed against the city and its former prison commissioner, J. Patrick Gallagher, Sgt. Marcella Moore's may be the steamiest. Moore's lawsuit was filed yesterday in federal court by her attorneys, Isaac H. Green and Wendella P. Fox. In the suit, Moore asserts that she had a long-running sexual relationship with Gallagher in his office, often on his leather couch, but insists she did it only out of fear of reprisal. The details she gives are intimate - the suit says she noticed a scar on a shaved area "at or near" Gallagher's "pubic hairline" during one of their sexual liaisons.
NEWS
December 22, 1994 | By L. Stuart Ditzen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Now there are six. Six women who say they were sexually harassed by former city Prisons Commissioner J. Patrick Gallagher. The city already has paid $2.3 million to settle the claims of five female prison employees and a male employee who contended that he was demoted for trying to help them. On Tuesday, another female prison guard filed suit in U.S. District Court, alleging sex discrimination and harassment by Gallagher. The former prisons chief, who has denied all past allegations of harassment, could not be reached for comment.
NEWS
December 21, 1994 | by Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
Another potentially costly sexual harassment suit has been filed against the city's former prison commissioner, J. Patrick Gallagher, by a female guard. The latest complaint, filed yesterday in federal court, is from Evelyn Cintron, 27, who is seeking more than $20 million in damages from the city, Gallagher and Mayor Rendell, who also is named as a defendant. It comes on the heels of six earlier complaints, which the Rendell administration settled out of court rather than defending Gallagher at trial.
NEWS
March 19, 1994 | By Julia Cass, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Citing poor health, J. Patrick Gallagher, the controversial and colorful commissioner of the Philadelphia prison system, announced his resignation, effective yesterday. The mayor will appoint an interim commissioner early next week, probably one of the three deputy commissioners, said David Cohen, Mayor's Rendell's chief of staff. Gallagher, 55, who has been on sick leave since November, told the city in a letter received Thursday that health problems prevented him from returning to the job, Cohen said.
NEWS
January 6, 1994 | By Julia Cass, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two female employees of the Philadelphia prison system have filed complaints saying that they were sexually harassed by J. Patrick Gallagher, the commissioner of the city's prisons, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court. Sandra Camacho, a sergeant at Holmesburg Prison, contends that Gallagher, who is reportedly under consideration for the job of correction commissioner in New York City, twice made "unwarranted and unsolicited" sexual advances when she was an investigator in the prison's Internal Investigations Division in 1991.
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