Conspiracy

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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Chaka Fattah
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Kristen Johanson
May 01, 2019 - 2:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Federal prosecutors will not re-try former longtime Rep. Chaka Fattah on bribery convictions overturned by an appeals court. In a court filing, U.S. Assistant Attorneys Jennifer Williams and Eric Gibson said "it is in the interest of justice" to dismiss four bribery...
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In this April 21, 2013 file photo, Maria Butina, leader of a pro-gun organization in Russia, speaks to a crowd during a rally in support of legalizing the possession of handguns in Moscow, Russia.
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April 26, 2019 - 11:40 am
By Ashraf Khalik, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian woman who admitted to being a secret agent for the Kremlin has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Maria Butina has been jailed since her July 2018 arrest and will get credit for time served. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan also...
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John Dougherty (center) leaves his first court appearance.
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Steve Tawa
February 01, 2019 - 1:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two days after the sweeping 116-count public corruption indictment was unsealed against Local 98 union leader John Dougherty and seven others, he made his first court appearance. As participants settled in the courtroom, with the prosecution team on one side and...
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City Councilman Bobby Henon
Mike Dunn
Kristen Johanson
January 31, 2019 - 3:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Councilman Bobby Henon was arraigned Thursday on bribery, conspiracy and fraud charges just a day after federal authorities announced the indictment against him and seven others, including IBEW Local 98 leader John Dougherty. READ: Dougherty, Henon, 6 others...
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Michigan State Spartans vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
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October 31, 2018 - 10:24 am
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors in New Jersey say a Rutgers University football player has been charged in connection with an alleged plot to commit murder. Middlesex County prosecutors said Tuesday that 22-year-old Izaia Bullock of Piscataway was charged with two counts of attempted murder...
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Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks (54) leaves the field after minicamp at the Cleveland Browns training facility.
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Mark Abrams
September 19, 2018 - 5:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Damilare Sonoiki, the investment banker who passed along insider information to former Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks, pleaded guilty to charges of securities fraud and conspiracy before U.S. District Court Judge Gene Pratter on Wednesday. Assistant U.S. Attorney...
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Dreamstime
Paul Kurtz
July 12, 2018 - 8:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Renee Tartaglione, member of a well-known Philadelphia political family, has been sentenced to nearly seven years in federal prison for ripping off a nonprofit mental health clinic. She's also been ordered to make full restitution. In issuing his sentence, Judge Joel...
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