U.S. Attorney

Geoffrey S. Berman, United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, arrives to his office in New York on Saturday, June 20, 2020.
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AP News
June 20, 2020 - 5:13 pm
A top federal prosecutor in Manhattan stepped down from his position Saturday after the Trump administration fired him. Read more here.
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U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain
Courtesy of The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Pat Loeb
May 21, 2020 - 6:07 pm
A former judge of elections in South Philadelphia has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he “stuffed the ballot box” in exchange for bribes from a political consultant. Read more here.
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U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain announces indictments against three Chinese nationals in a drug trafficking ring.
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Kim Glovas
October 01, 2019 - 2:03 pm
Law enforcement from all levels of government have stopped an international drug trafficking operation after linking a Montgomery County man to the source in China. Three Chinese men have been indicted.
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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.
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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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People gathered in front of the court house.
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Pat Loeb
September 05, 2019 - 7:31 pm
A federal judge Thursday heard arguments in the U.S. attorney's lawsuit to stop the nonprofit Safehouse from opening a safe injection site in Philadelphia.
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A federal judge will hear arguments this week in the U.S. attorney's lawsuit against a nonprofit that's hoping to open a safe injection site in Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
September 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
This Thursday, a Philadelphia judge where hear arguments in the U.S. attorney's lawsuit against Safehouse. Safehouse is trying to open a safe injection site in Philly.
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A man uses heroin under a bridge where he lives with other addicts in the Kensington section which has become a hub for heroin use on January 24, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Pat Loeb
August 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A federal judge took testimony Monday in a lawsuit that will determine whether a safe injection site can open in Philadelphia as one measure to address the opioid epidemic. All three witnesses testified the site would save lives. The judge began the day-long hearing...
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U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain speaks outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
August 19, 2019 - 4:37 pm
By Maryclare Dale, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Loved ones propped photos of more than a dozen young people lost to the opioid crisis against the outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia on Monday as a judge inside heard arguments on whether the city could become the nation's first...
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U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain speaks outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia.
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Tim Jimenez
August 16, 2019 - 9:40 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In the wake of this week's standoff and shooting, the top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia has plenty of criticism for District Attorney Larry Krasner. Hours after Krasner spoke Thursday about the shooting and the criminal past of suspect Maurice Hill, U.S. Attorney...
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In this courtroom artist's sketch, defendant Jeffrey Epstein, center, sits with attorneys Martin Weinberg, left, and Marc Fernich during his arraignment in New York federal court, Monday, July 8, 2019.
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July 09, 2019 - 9:11 am
By Curt Anderson, AP Legal Affairs Writer FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — There is only one Justice Department, but two of its largest U.S. attorneys' offices came to vastly different conclusions about what to do with financier Jeffrey Epstein over allegations he sexually molested dozens of underage...
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