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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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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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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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A tobacco ban will be going into effect at all Pennsylvania state prisons this summer.
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Paul Kurtz
March 19, 2019 - 4:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A tobacco ban will be going into effect at all Pennsylvania state prisons this summer. Notices have gone out to inmates and staff that July 1 is the date that all state prisons will become tobacco-free. Department of Corrections spokeswoman Susan McNaughton says there...
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Philip Nordo
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
March 14, 2019 - 12:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Attorneys for a disgraced former Philly detective, charged with sexually assaulting witnesses and defendants in his cases, made another passionate plea for his release from prison Thursday morning. The defense team argued former homicide detective Philip Nordo should...
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The Pennsylvania Innocence Project has launched a first of its kind support group for men and women who did time behind bars for crimes they did not commit, and the kickoff meeting was in North Philadelphia.
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Cherri Gregg
March 13, 2019 - 6:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Innocence Project has launched a first of its kind support group for men and women who did time behind bars for crimes they did not commit, and the kickoff meeting was in North Philadelphia. "When I tell people they do the same thing you did, with the...
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Martin Shkreli reportedly runs his pharmaceutical company from prison on a contraband smartphone.
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March 07, 2019 - 10:39 pm
By Chris Isidore, CNN Business (CNN) -- Martin Shkreli reportedly runs his pharmaceutical company from prison on a contraband smartphone. Shkreli continues to run the remains of the drug company that once earned him the title of most hated man in America, according to a story in the Wall Street...
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