Bill McSwain

Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia
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Kristen Johanson
July 10, 2019 - 4:35 pm
UPDATED: July 15, 10:45 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A retired Philadelphia police officer has been sentenced to one year behind bars after admitting he sexually assaulted a woman with a city-issued gun, which happened outside a school. Thomas O’Neill was on duty in July 2016 when he ordered...
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Officers stand guard over a fraction of the cocaine sized from a ship at a Philadelphia port is seen ahead of a news conference at the U.S. Custom House in Philadelphia, Friday, June 21, 2019.
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Steve Tawa
June 21, 2019 - 1:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection says a multi-agency search of an international cargo ship at the Philadelphia Seaport this week has netted what it calls "the largest cocaine seizure" in its 230-year history: 17.5 tons. Law enforcement officials held a show-and-tell...
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Prison.
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Steve Tawa
May 15, 2019 - 4:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two Philadelphia prison guards are charged with beating an inmate at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on State Road in Northeast Philadelphia. 35-year-old Robert Berger and 47-year-old Nathaniel Morris allegedly repeatedly punched and kicked an inmate -...
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Ken Smukler outside the federal courthouse in Philadelphia
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Pat Loeb
May 03, 2019 - 3:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Long-time Philadelphia political operative Ken Smukler has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for violating federal election laws. He arranged for payments to a challenger to former state Rep. Bob Brady to drop out of a primary race in 2012. Brady was not charge in...
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In a surprise plea arrangement, less than a week before former Philadelphia Sheriff John Green's retrial in an alleged bribery and kickback scheme, he pleaded guilty.
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Steve Tawa
April 23, 2019 - 6:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Less than a week before his corruption re-trial was to start, there was a hastily called proceeding for former Philadelphia Sheriff John Green, during which he pleaded guilty to "conspiracy to commit honest services fraud." The plea arrangement came together at the...
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Video surveillance captures Jovaun Patterson approaching Li "Mike" Poeng with an AK-47 at 54th and Spruce streets, May 8, 2018.
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Steve Tawa
February 28, 2019 - 3:29 pm
UPDATED: 6 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Federal prosecutors are bringing charges against a man who already accepted a plea arrangement with the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office for shooting and wounding a deli owner in West Philadelphia last year. U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain said...
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Philadelphia Police Department
Steve Tawa
February 26, 2019 - 3:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Honduran man has been sentenced after pleading guilty last August to illegal re-entry following deportation. Federal authorities, however, argue he should have been removed from the U.S. well before he raped a young girl. Although he was deported in 2009, Juan Ramon...
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U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain alleges 14 people unlawfully prescribed oxycodone.
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Steve Tawa
February 15, 2019 - 11:46 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the largest hospital groups in the nation that runs two local hospitals has agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare. Prime Healthcare Systems allegedly submitted the false claims after admitting...
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opioids
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Steve Tawa
February 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More than a dozen doctors and medical professionals in the Philadelphia region are facing charges of running "pill mills" and allegedly dispensing opioid painkillers to people without legitimate medical needs. U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain alleges the 14 people charged...
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Pat Loeb
February 06, 2019 - 3:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Plans for a safe injection site in Philadelphia will continue to move forward while U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain's civil suit is in the courts. Both the city and the nonprofit Safehouse, which will operate it, remain committed to opening the site. READ: US attorney sues...
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