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December 2, 2015 | By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane will use the backdrop of the National Constitution Center on Tuesday to announce her choice of special prosecutors to conduct a broader investigation into pornographic emails exchanged on government computers. Kane is expected to announce a team of lawyers to review the email scandal known as Porngate, and detail the scope of the inquiry, as well as what powers the special prosecutors will have in pursuing any violations of "criminal, civil, or ethics laws.
NEWS
November 27, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - Federal prosecutors say the trial of former allies of Gov. Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closure case should remain in New Jersey, rejecting one of the defendants' arguments, that "sensationalistic" media coverage has prejudiced a potential jury pool in Newark. In court filings made public late Tuesday, prosecutors in the office of U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said the defendant, Bill Baroni, a former top Christie appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, had failed to meet the legal burden of showing that "extraordinary local prejudice will prevent a fair trial.
NEWS
November 25, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
After 26 years in the city prosecutor's office, First Assistant District Attorney Ed McCann resigned Monday, officials said. George D. Mosee Jr., the head of the office's juvenile division, will replace him, District Attorney Seth Williams said in a statement. McCann declined to say why he was leaving - although his name has been floated in courthouse circles as a possible addition to Mayor-elect Jim Kenney's administration. "I'm really proud of my 26 years of service," McCann said.
NEWS
November 25, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams did little to assuage his critics Monday when he announced that three prosecutors ensnared in a pornographic email chain had finally received sensitivity training. "It's a slap in the face," said City Councilwoman Cindy Bass, who, with eight colleagues, has called for the firing of the prosecutors. "It only happened because we called for their resignation and firing. " The prosecutors - Frank Fina, Marc Costanzo, and Patrick Blessington - completed the training Friday, according to a release from the District Attorney's Office that said Williams and 11 other employees took the training as well.
NEWS
November 21, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nine members of Philadelphia City Council on Thursday signed a resolution urging District Attorney Seth Williams to fire three prosecutors entangled in the so-called Porngate scandal. The members also called on the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office to appoint an independent special prosecutor to investigate, adding their names to a growing group. "This is not something that's going away," said Councilwoman Cindy Bass, who introduced the resolution. "This is something that is really only gaining steam and gaining momentum.
NEWS
November 21, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nine members of Philadelphia City Council on Thursday signed a resolution urging District Attorney Seth Williams to fire the three prosecutors entangled in the so-called Porngate scandal. The members also called on the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office to appoint an independent special prosecutor to investigate, adding their names to a growing group making that demand. "This is not something that's going away," said Councilwoman Cindy Bass, who introduced the resolution. "This is something that is really only gaining steam and gaining momentum.
NEWS
November 14, 2015 | By Angela Couloumbis and Craig R. McCoy, Inquirer Staff Writers
Four former top officials in the Attorney General's Office and a former head of the state police sued Kathleen Kane on Thursday, contending that she planted a negative news story about them, tarred them with lies, and singled them out for public embarrassment. The staffers, who include Frank Fina, once the office's top corruption prosecutor, allege in the federal lawsuit that the attorney general violated their civil rights in her zeal to blacken their reputations. "Kane continuously abused and misdirected the power of her office, and its publicly funded resources, for personal and unconstitutional purposes through a pattern of intimidation, attempted blackmail, and vindictive retaliation," Mark Tanner, the men's lawyer, said in a statement.
NEWS
November 13, 2015 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Six days after a jury convicted Chaka "Chip" Fattah Jr. on federal bank- and tax-fraud charges, he has asked the U.S. Justice Department to launch a formal investigation into the possibility that prosecutorial misconduct may have tainted his case. Fattah, in a letter Wednesday to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, said his constitutional rights were violated when the lead investigator in the case tipped off an Inquirer reporter in 2012 to FBI raids at Fattah's Ritz-Carlton condo and offices at Logan Square.
NEWS
November 12, 2015 | BY WENDY RUDERMAN, Daily News Staff Writer rudermw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5924
DISTRICT ATTORNEY Seth Williams is likely to have a crummy morning. Same goes for three city prosecutors - Frank Fina, Marc Costanzo and Pat Blessington - who are at the center of the Porngate email scandal. For the first time since the scandal broke earlier this year, the women of City Council plan to hold a news conference this morning to "denounce the demeaning, misogynistic and racist emails sent on state-owned computers by prosecutors currently employed" by Williams, according to a news release put out by the Philadelphia chapter of the National Organization for Women.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 2015 | Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
The workmanlike German-language drama Labyrinth of Lies delves into the so-called Frankfurt-Auschwitz trials of the early 1960s. Nazis had been tried for war crimes at Nuremberg, in Poland, and in Israel, but the Frankfurt-Auschwitz trials had a particular resonance and meaning: Germans prosecuted by Germans, under German criminal law. The technicalities involved were legally and morally mind-boggling. The government could only charge offenders, former SS men, for specific acts committed outside the parameters of a soldier's hideous "duties.
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