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The Bobster
12-04-2015, 05:53 AM

Philadelphia DA Reassigns Three Prosecutors Over Porn
Published at 7:50 PM EST on Dec 3, 2015


Three Philadelphia prosecutors involved in a group that exchanged sexually explicit and raunchy emails are being reassigned amid calls for their firing.

The Philadelphia Daily News reports that two of the men have been pulled from an elite special investigations unit.

The move Thursday comes hours after City Council voted to have them fired over emails deemed racially and culturally offensive at best.

State Attorney General Kathleen "Morticia" Kane believes some of them are far worse. She has hired a special prosecutor to review the emails that circulated in her office when the men worked there.

They now work for nigger District Attorney Seth Williams. He has sent them for sensitivity training.

The City Council vote targets assistant district attorneys Frank Fina, Marc Costanzo, and Patrick Blessington.

The Bobster
08-16-2016, 06:47 AM

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams Belatedly Reports $160K in Gifts
By Associated Press
Published 8 minutes ago
District Attorney Seth Williams speaks at a news conference, Friday, July 27, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has belatedly reported receiving $160,000 worth of gifts from friends, including a new $45,000 roof on his home.

Philly.com reports the Democrat omitted the gifts on annual statements of financial interest he filed from 2010 to 2015.

Williams issued a statement through his 2017 re-election campaign citing "the need for greater transparency" — and his attorney, Samuel Stretton, called the omissions a "terrible mistake."

Stretton is trying to negotiate penalties with the Pennsylvania Ethics Commission and the Philadelphia Board of Ethics and says Williams "wasn't paying attention" to reporting responsibilities and wrongly thought some gifts from close friends didn't need to be reported.

They also include nearly $21,000 in free airfare for vacations and sideline passes for Philadelphia Eagles games from 2011 to 2015.

The Bobster
08-16-2016, 06:25 PM

Bruce Castor Ready To Take AG Helm After Kathleen Kane’s Conviction
August 16, 2016 5:27 PM By David Spunt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Kathleen "Morticia" Kane announced her resignation as Pennsylvania’s attorney general on Tuesday, one day after being convicted in her criminal trial. The top prosecutor will step down from her office by the end of the work day on Wednesday.

Former Montgomery County district attorney and commissioner, and Kane’s number two, Bruce Castor, announced at a press conference on Tuesday that he will succeed her as attorney general through the election.

A Montgomery County jury convicted Kane on all nine counts of perjury and related charges on Monday. Kane was convicted of deliberately releasing information to get revenge against former Philadelphia state prosecutor Frank Fina. Prosecutors say Kane did it after bad press.

In a news conference, Castor asked a peppering of questions from reporters in Harrisburg and said that he is ready to take the helm until the election.

“Once the jury has spoken, it becomes difficult for any law enforcement officer to have credibility with even the appeal of the criminal conviction of a serious nature ongoing,” Castor told reporters on Monday.

Kane was not taken into custody on Monday night and will report to court in Montgomery County on October 24 to learn of her sentence. She could face at least seven years behind bars for her conviction and a possible fine.

The Bobster
08-19-2016, 08:30 AM

FBI Questions Philadelphia District Attorney Staffers after $160K Gift Disclosure
Published 2 hours ago

A spokesman for Philadelphia's top prosecutor says the FBI has questioned staffers after the prosecutor belatedly filed government reports showing he's received $160,000 in gifts.

Cameron Kline, a spokesman for District Attorney Seth Williams, tells the Philadelphia Inquirer he doesn't know how many staffers spoke with the FBI, nor can he say when that happened or what they were asked.

Williams' attorney Samuel Stretton has said the DA made a "terrible mistake" :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: by not reporting the gifts sooner, which included $45,000 worth of home improvements and vacations. Stretton says he's trying to negotiate a settlement with state and city ethics agencies over the late reporting.

Williams, a Democrat, is running for a third four-year term as DA next year.

Federal agents last year subpoenaed records from Williams' political action committee, but haven't charged anyone.