If, as prosecutors tell it, State Sen. Larry Farnese stole a 2011 election for ward leader with a $6,000 bribe, two men at the center of the alleged scandal don't seem particularly aggrieved.
Chaka Fattah's new residence on the edge of the Allegheny National Forest doesn't quite have the charm of the Poconos vacation home he bought in 2012 with help from an $18,000 bribe.
As State Sen. Larry Farnese's federal fraud trial opened Tuesday, lawyers put a simple question to the jury:
Was the $6,000 he gave five years ago to help the daughter of a Democratic city committeewoman pay for a study-abroad trip a "good deed" for a deserving constituent or a bribe to buy her mother's support in Farnese's latest political campaign?
The political careers of the two men who held his seat before him ended in corruption convictions.
But State Sen. Larry Farnese hopes to avoid the trail blazed by Henry "Buddy" Cianfrani and Vincent J. Fumo as his federal fraud trial begins this week.
A federal judge on Friday cleared the way for State Sen. Larry Farnese's fraud trial to begin next week, shooting down his last-minute push to have the charges against him thrown out.
Federal authorities have charged a Philadelphia police detective with accepting $24,000 in bribes in an alleged six-year scheme to aid the business of a friend and former officer.
A man who believed that President Obama had slept with his fiancee and then announced it in a nationally televised speech was charged Thursday with threatening the president's life.
With less than a week until his trial, State Sen. Larry Farnese urged a federal judge to throw out the charges against him, accusing prosecutors of overstepping their authority and seeking to criminalize the type of routine politicking that has existed in the Democratic City Committee for decades.
Former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah's chances of staving off his decade-long prison sentence dimmed Thursday as a federal appellate court denied his bid to stay free while he appeals his conviction on corruption-related charges.
Two former New Jersey pharmaceutical executives pleaded guilty Monday to price fixing charges, delivering the first convictions in a wide-ranging Justice Department probe of alleged collusion among major players in the lower-cost drug market.
The three men had a long and tangled history in law enforcement and Republican politics in their Bucks County township.
Former U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger will rejoin Center City law firm Morgan Lewis after his nearly seven-year stint as the city's top federal prosecutor, the firm announced Wednesday.
With his sexual assault trial looming next year, Bill Cosby's lawyers raised a question Friday likely to dominate discussion surrounding the closely-watched celebrity legal spectacle:
A nonunion electrical contractor who hit labor leader John J. Dougherty with a racketeering lawsuit after a caught-on-video job-site fistfight this year has quietly withdrawn his federal court claim.
A federal jury convicted a Cherry Hill man Thursday on 50 counts of drug-related crimes, concluding that he ran one of the city's largest prescription pill-peddling operations with the help of a suburban doctor's secretary and residents of a North Philadelphia housing project.
A federal judge denied U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah's bid to remain out of prison while he appeals his conviction for racketeering, bribery, money laundering and other crimes.
Jeremy Roebuck covers federal courts and law enforcement.