CollectionsProsecutor
IN THE NEWS

Prosecutor

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
March 30, 1996 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After myriad faxes, legal jousts, sharp words and a news conference or two, Philadelphia and Florida have ended their war over who will charge Berto Ordaz with murdering his girlfriend and driving the body to a Miami suburb. District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham threw in the towel and said Philadelphia would do it. She authorized city police to issue an arrest warrant for Ordaz, a North Philadelphia man who officials say drove his girlfriend's corpse south to Florida in January and left her body in his van in a Miami suburb.
NEWS
January 14, 1999 | by Dave Rachers, Daily News Staff Writer
The judge lost his cool when the prosecutor took a stand. Assistant District Attorney Kelley Marie Dreyer-Spitz was jailed yesterday by Municipal Judge Matthew F. Coppolino after objecting to his allowing a convicted drunken driver to serve his mandatory 30-day jail term on weekends, then refusing to sit down as ordered. "Put her back there [in the cellblock]," shouted Coppolino to a sheriff's deputy yesterday. "She's in contempt of court. " As Dreyer-Spitz was led from the room, Coppolino demanded that her boss be summoned.
NEWS
January 13, 1987 | By JIM SMITH, Daily News Staff Writer
After six years as a federal prosecutor in Philadelphia, including three years uprooting corruption in the Police Department, Howard Klein is leaving the U.S. attorney's office. By Friday, Klein will have packed his bags to become a partner in the Center City law firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky and McCauley. "It's time to move on," said Klein, 36, a widely respected prosecutor who has spent the last year as chief of the criminal division supervising 45 trial lawyers for U.S. Attorney Edward S.G. Dennis Jr. Those who got to know him by his work in the U.S. Courthouse - agents, other prosecutors, defense attorneys - say Klein was a talented, aggressive and fair advocate for the government.
NEWS
May 11, 1988 | By DAVE RACHER, Daily News Staff Writer
One of prosecutor Brian McMonagle's greatest fans is a man he has put behind bars - twice. Abdul Rasheed, 40, also known as Charles Fields, first became a McMonagle fan a few months ago. That's when McMonagle prosecuted Rasheed for rape and won a conviction and an eight-year jail term. At that time, Rasheed told McMonagle: "I really like you. I want you to do my homicide case. " Since then, McMonagle has been reassigned from the rape division to the homicide unit, and, as fate would have it, he was ordered to try Rasheed for the murder of Thaddeus Garback, 62, on June 22, 1986.
NEWS
January 2, 1990 | By Mike Franolich and Tom Torok, Special to The Inquirer
Two armed men in a car in Camden fired at a car carrying Camden County Prosecutor Samuel Asbell last night, but the prosecutor was not injured, according to authorities. Authorities said Asbell apparently returned fire with a shotgun and may have wounded one or both of the assailants after blowing out a passenger window with birdshot. Police last night were seeking two men in a green Toyota Corolla in the incident. Details of the shooting were sketchy last night.
NEWS
July 17, 1990 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer Inquirer staff writer Dianna Marder contributed to this article
Dennis G. Wixted, who recently resigned as first assistant prosecutor for Camden County, will join the Camden law firm of Sufrin & Zucker in about a month, an attorney in the firm said yesterday. Attorney Jeffrey Zucker said plans were being finalized to make Wixted an associate in the firm. Wixted is helping to complete the transition of county prosecutors and is expected to join the law firm in mid-August or early September, Zucker said. "We're looking to expand our practice . . . and Dennis is a real good trial lawyer," Zucker said.
NEWS
July 10, 1991 | by Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
In an unusual move yesterday, the area's chief federal prosecutor criticized a federal judge for greatly reducing the prison terms of four corrupt former Philadelphia police officers, all members of the notorious Five Squad. U.S. Attorney Michael M. Baylson asked the judge to reconsider his decision. Although acknowledging the court has discretion to reduce prison terms, Baylson said U.S. District Judge Clarence C. Newcomer had acted "in error. " Last month the judge said the 15-year prison terms he imposed last year on three of the officers were too harsh, and cut their sentences to five years.
NEWS
May 20, 2008 | By Troy Graham INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Gov. Corzine nominated trial lawyer Warren W. Faulk yesterday to become the next Camden County prosecutor, potentially filling a seat that has been vacant for more than two years. If approved by the state Senate, Faulk, 63, would become the county's top law enforcement official, in charge of an office of more than 200 people. The prosecutor also oversees the Camden police. The state attorney general ordered the department's takeover in 2003. "I appreciate the governor's confidence in me," Faulk said yesterday.
NEWS
January 6, 1990 | By Ellen O'Brien and Peter Finn, Special to The Inquirer Inquirer staff writer John Way Jennings and correspondent Laurie Kalmanson also contributed to this article
Camden County Prosecutor Samuel Asbell's sudden resignation left South Jersey churning yesterday. And as the news spread, the story of his desperate, five-day escapade took on the tone of a morality tale for those who knew and worked with him. Police officials across the county swamped the prosecutor's office telephone lines with commiserating messages after Asbell's resignation was made public, according to First Assistant Prosecutor Dennis G....
NEWS
September 1, 1991 | By Frank Brown, Special to The Inquirer
Two law school classmates of Richard Barbour, the Burlington County assistant prosecutor killed in April at a Society Hill cash machine, have started a memorial fund in his name at the Rutgers School of Law in Camden. "After the wake, I knew we would have to do something," said Peter Cuddihy, who, along with Ruth Rifkin, has organized the effort to establish a memorial fund. "Rick was the type of person who merited that. " The award will be given out annually at the law school's commencement to a student who plans to work in a prosecutor's or district attorney's office, said Cuddihy, a lawyer in private practice who graduated with Barbour in 1989.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
August 19, 2015 | By Jonathan Tamari and Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writers
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah fired back at federal prosecutors Monday, saying the officials who have leveled racketeering charges against him used "unconstitutional and unlawful" threats and questionable motives to build their case. The five-page letter represented Fattah's most forceful response yet to the charges brought against him in July, and offered hints at how he will battle the allegations in public and perhaps in court. In particular, Fattah, a Philadelphia Democrat, ripped Paul Gray, the assistant U.S. attorney in Philadelphia handling his case, writing that Gray has said congressional "earmarks were corrupt" and that Fattah was "guilty of something.
NEWS
August 8, 2015 | By Matt Gelb and Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writers
Feeling under attack from reporters and political enemies she believed were out to end her career, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane saw the conflict in stark terms. "This is war," she declared in an e-mail to an adviser in March 2014. Nine days later, prosecutors said, she deployed an office spy. Patrick Reese, her driver and the chief of her personal security detail, set in motion a cloak-and-dagger campaign that prosecutors said was designed to expose her enemies and snoop on state authorities as they built a criminal case against her. Now he faces criminal charges alongside her. Reese, a former police chief of Dunmore, a tiny borough outside Scranton, was described by prosecutors as one of Kane's "closest confidants" - a man Kane once said she trusted with her life.
NEWS
August 7, 2015 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO & DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writers difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
IN THE tit-for-tat world of politics, where smear campaigns are an art form, Pennsylvania's top law enforcer yesterday found there is a limit to how far you can go in feuding with a foe. Attorney General Kathleen Kane, as well as her driver, former Dunmore, Lackawanna County, police chief Patrick Rocco Reese, were indicted in a scheme to discredit her political enemies by leaking confidential investigative information to the press and then later lying...
NEWS
July 24, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
When ex-Eagle Irving Fryar needed money in 2008 and 2009, a financial adviser now serving time in federal prison told him about a scheme they could use to defraud banks, New Jersey Deputy Attorney General John Nicodemo said in opening arguments at Fryar's trial in Mount Holly on Wednesday. By applying for multiple mortgage loans in quick succession, and using one property as collateral, the two men could obtain money that banks normally would not approve, Nicodemo told the jurors.
NEWS
July 19, 2015 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
After denying a motion to have high-powered defense attorney Jack McMahon removed from the case, a judge on Friday told state prosecutors that he had doubts about whether evidence was sufficient to support a $20 million fraud case against the Risoldi family, the politically connected Bucks County clan accused of defrauding insurers. In particular, said Chester County Judge Thomas Gavin, he was unsure whether prosecutors could credibly charge all four family members and a coconspirator with being part of a corrupt organization, the most serious allegation in the case.
NEWS
July 17, 2015
WHATEVER THE situation, it seems we can always count on Attorney General Kathleen Kane to make the wrong decision. The latest involves an investigation, led by the Montgomery County district attorney, into allegations that Kane leaked secret grand jury information about an investigation to newspaper reporters, then lied about it. If indicted, she could face charges of perjury, false swearing, official oppression and obstruction of justice....
NEWS
July 14, 2015
YOU'D HAVE thought a rock star was in the ballroom, from the way female members of the NAACP had their camera phones out at the Loews Hotel yesterday. There was a star, actually. Only, Marilyn J. Mosby isn't your typical superstar. She's a big-city prosecutor who in May became an overnight sensation after announcing that Freddie Gray's death had been ruled a homicide and that charges had been filed against six officers in his death. A native of inner-city Baltimore, her bold and decisive actions quelled the street unrest that had dragged on for days in the Charm City, fueled by outrage over the death of Gray as well as those of other black males around the country - Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice.
NEWS
June 26, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
PROSECUTORS yesterday withdrew charges of intimidation and terroristic threats against a former Philadelphia police officer in connection with a murder last year on Easter Sunday. But whether David Wade Howard, 51, will later be charged with murder in the April 20, 2014, shooting death of William Blount, 48, is a question authorities are not ready to answer. "I don't know what's going to happen," Assistant District Attorney Gail Fairman said after she withdrew the intimidation charges before Judge Patrick Dugan in Municipal Court, where Howard was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing.
NEWS
June 17, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The lawyer representing the family of Brandon Tate-Brown - the 26-year-old man shot by police late last year - on Monday called for the district attorney to reopen a criminal investigation into the Frankford man's death. Brian Mildenberg said differences between initial police accounts of the incident and an internal report on the shooting made public last week warranted a second look at the case. District Attorney Seth Williams said he did not plan to reopen the investigation. "What happened was tragic, but not criminal," he said in a statement Monday afternoon.
NEWS
June 4, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A PROSECUTOR told a Common Pleas jury yesterday that a "neighborhood fixture," a man who was known and beloved by everybody on his North Philly block, was killed four years ago because he just happened to be in the line of fire of a gunman aiming to kill another man. James Hall, 57, died on Sept. 9, 2011, on York Street near Fairhill, on the block where he lived. Charged with murder and weapons offenses in his death is Calvin Atkerson, 23. Assistant District Attorney Alisa Shver said in her opening statement that Atkerson was aiming to kill Jasper Washington, then 21, that September day. The two had been arguing and there was bad blood between them, the prosecutor said.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|