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Felicity Huffman
Michael Dwyer/AP
AP News
September 13, 2019 - 3:44 pm
Actress Felicity Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for her role in the sweeping college admissions scandal. Read more here.
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U.S. Attorney McSwain charges Jeffery Blackwell, who was Community Affairs Director for the City Controller’s office, with wire fraud, bribery and filing false tax returns.
Kristen Johanson/KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
September 12, 2019 - 11:15 am
U.S. Attorney William McSwain has charged Jeffery Blackwell, who was community affairs director for the city's Office of the Controller, with wire fraud, bribery and filing false tax returns. Blackwell is the step-grandson of councilwoman Jannie Blackwell.
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Chester County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
August 09, 2019 - 4:00 pm
CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Two Pennsylvania constables have been arrested for working as private security guards on the Mariner East pipelines, where authorities say they illegally used their elected positions for personal profit. Michael Robel, 58, of Shamokin, and Kareem Johnson, 47,...
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John Dougherty and Bobby Henon
KYW Newsradio, file
Pat Loeb
August 07, 2019 - 2:02 pm
UPDATED: 4:20 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A federal judge in Philadelphia heard arguments Wednesday on whether there should be two separate trials in the corruption case against Philadelphia Local 98 union leader John Dougherty and his seven co-defendants. The 116-count indictment...
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Law and Justice concept. Mallet of the judge, books, scales of justice. - stock photo
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Pat Loeb
August 01, 2019 - 12:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A federal judge has sentenced former Philadelphia Sheriff John Green to the maximum five years in prison for taking bribes and kickbacks from a businessman who held lucrative contracts with the office. "I hope the sentence will send a strong message that this is a...
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Chaka Fattah
Richard Michael Pruitt/Dallas Morning News
Kristen Johanson
July 12, 2019 - 11:58 am
UPDATED: 4:45 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Disgraced former congressman Chaka Fattah Sr. has been sentenced again to 10 years in prison for various charges, including racketeering, bribery, conspiracy and fraud. Fattah, 62, has served two and a half years of the sentence. His lawyers said...
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John Dougherty and Bobby Henon
KYW Newsradio, file
Pat Loeb
July 08, 2019 - 5:02 pm
UPDATED: 9:40 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Attorneys for IBEW Local 98 leader John Dougherty and City Councilman Bobby Henon asked a federal judge Monday to dismiss corruption charges against their clients. The attorneys argued that the acts described in the 116-count public corruption...
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This in Jan. 28, 2019 photo, Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright departs from a funeral service for a Scranton Police patrolman at St. Peter's Cathedral in Scranton, Pa.
Christopher Dolan/The Times-Tribune via AP
July 02, 2019 - 12:33 pm
By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The former mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges he shook down businesses for bribes and campaign contributions throughout his term and a half in office. Bill Courtright's plea in federal court to bribery,...
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Marcia, left, and Gregory Abbott
Michael Dwyer/AP
May 23, 2019 - 1:32 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A married couple and a California businessman are the latest parents to plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions scam. Gregory and Marcia Abbott and Peter Jan Sartorio entered their pleas Wednesday in Boston federal court. They are among 14 parents who have agreed to admit to...
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Former University of Southern California soccer coach Laura Janke.
Steven Senne/AP
May 14, 2019 - 5:35 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A former assistant soccer coach at the University of Southern California switched her plea to guilty Tuesday in the college admissions scam, admitting to creating fake athletic profiles for the children of wealthy parents, including actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo...
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