U.S. Attorney

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.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
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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In this May 1, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr appears at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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May 14, 2019 - 8:14 am
By Michael Balsamo, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection involving the Trump campaign was "lawful and appropriate," a person familiar with the issue...
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In a surprise plea arrangement, less than a week before former Philadelphia Sheriff John Green's retrial in an alleged bribery and kickback scheme, he pleaded guilty.
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Steve Tawa
April 23, 2019 - 6:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Less than a week before his corruption re-trial was to start, there was a hastily called proceeding for former Philadelphia Sheriff John Green, during which he pleaded guilty to "conspiracy to commit honest services fraud." The plea arrangement came together at the...
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