Michael Cohen
Kevin Hagen/AP
May 06, 2019 - 12:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, the former lawyer, media attack dog and fixer for President Donald Trump, said Monday there "remains much to be told" as he heads to prison to begin a three-year prison sentence for crimes including campaign finance violations related to hush-money payments made on...
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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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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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When the walls of Al Capone's cell were being prepared to be plastered in the beginning of the year, 20 layers of paint were uncovered, revealing another fold in the gangster's history.
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John McDevitt
April 23, 2019 - 5:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When the walls of Al Capone's cell were being prepared to be plastered in the beginning of the year, 20 layers of paint were uncovered, revealing another fold in the gangster's history. During the restorative work at Eastern State Penitentiary, Liz Trumbull, manager...
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Michael Cohen
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April 23, 2019 - 1:49 pm
By Kara Scannell and Eric Levenson (CNN) — Michael Cohen will report to the federal prison in Otisville, New York, when he begins serving his three-year sentence on May 6, his spokeswoman Eleanor McManus told CNN. Cohen requested that prison, which is popular among Jewish inmates and for its...
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A closeup of view of a jail cells iron bars casting shadows on the prison floor
April 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Missouri man was convicted of poaching gets handed a unique punishment, but is it legal? Instead of abiding by the deer hunting limit of bagging one deer per day during deer season, he and his group were convicted of...
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Patrick Bradley
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
April 19, 2019 - 3:32 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A lawyer from Collegeville who pleaded guilty to stealing from trust funds set up for people with special needs has been sentenced. The 17- to 34-year prison sentence for Patrick Bradley represents one year for each of his 17 victims, according to prosecutor Kelli...
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In this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen walks out of federal court in New York.
Julie Jacobson/AP Photo, File
April 09, 2019 - 11:24 am
By Jim Mustian and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — As Michael Cohen seeks another reprieve from his three-year prison sentence, there are mounting indications his usefulness to federal prosecutors is drying up. Several prosecutors assigned to his campaign-finance violation case...
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John McDevitt
March 29, 2019 - 6:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Temple University’s law school held a hiring and social services fair on Friday for people who had been formerly incarcerated. Information on housing, transportation and employment was being collected by the men returning to society after being in jail or prison. One...
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Peter Biar Ajak has been in a South Sudanese prison since July 28, 2018
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Mike Dougherty
March 21, 2019 - 7:57 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Advocates are hoping to finally learn Thursday why a La Salle grad, one of the "Lost Boys of Sudan," has been imprisoned for the last eight months. Peter Biar Ajak was arrested last July at Juba International Airport and has been sitting in an infamous South Sudanese...
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