The price tag offered a preview of the financial burden taxpayers may be asked to shoulder this fall as the 80-year-old entertainer returns to Norristown for a retrial.
The previously undisclosed account indicated new misdeeds by the now-incarcerated congressman and shed additional light on how he exerted his considerable political clout.
In his civil suit, filed six months before he was indicted, Fattah Jr. claimed that it was publicity surrounding the investigation - and not the investigation itself - that cost him his $12,000-a-month job.
The decision Thursday by U.S. District Judge Paul S. Diamond to revoke Williams' bail and imprison him while he awaits formal sentencing in October surprised both the former district attorney and many in Philadelphia's larger legal community.
He resigned as the city's top prosecutor and was ordered jailed to await sentencing on Oct. 24. "I’m just very sorry for all of this, your honor," Williams said.
For days, they have presented evidence tied to bribes of all-expenses-paid travel, designer goods and cash they say Williams accepted to fuel a lifestyle beyond what his public servant's salary would support.
Jurors in Seth Williams' bribery and corruption trial were offered two lenses Tuesday through which to view the relationship between the cash-strapped district attorney and one of the wealthy businessmen who prosecutors say bankrolled his luxury life.
Federal prosecutors called Deputy Commissioner Joseph Sullivan as their lead-off witness for the second week of their bribery and corruption case against Williams.
The nearly two-hour video - featuring audio of Cosby lawyer Brian J. McMonagle's June 12 final pitch to the jury - appears to be a violation of state law prohibiting transmission, photography or video recording in state courts, investigators said.
In a pointed cross-examination, defense lawyer Thomas Burke suggested that not only did the key government witness, Mohammad N. Ali, try to use Williams' friendship for personal gain, he also hoped that by turning against his pal he might avoid prison for his own crimes.
Mohammad N. Ali has emerged as one of the central figures in the case against the district attorney.
Prosecutors cut straight to one of the most shocking allegations of their case - that the city's top prosecutor stole from his own mother.
He said he is still weighing how to balance Cosby's right to a fair trial against the presumption that the names of all those who serve on a jury are public information.
A man who says he served as an alternate juror in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial told a Pittsburgh radio station Monday he would have voted to convict the 79-year-old entertainer.
The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial told the judge Thursday, after 30 hours of deliberation, that they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict. But that doesn't mean his trial is over yet.
Jurors deadlocked after 5 days of deliberation, leaving in limbo the only criminal case he has faced.
After a grueling five days of deliberation, the hung jury brought an ambiguous end to the only set of criminal charges to emerge from allegations by dozens of women.
Jeremy Roebuck covers federal courts and law enforcement.