Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Friday's DN: Bank Robbers, Corruption Trials & Campaign Loopholes

Here's a sad economic model: Economy goes into decline, bank robberies increase.

Friday's DN: Bank Robbers, Corruption Trials & Campaign Loopholes

Here's a sad economic model:  Economy goes into decline, bank robberies increase.

Was Chris Wright, City Councilman Jack Kelly's former chief of staff, greedy or needy when he took money and other help from his boss's political allies? A jury considers.

In another federal courtroom, the top attorney for former state Sen. Vince Fumo breaks down during testimony.

And Clout details a loophole in the local campaign finance law that allowed a local union funnel cash into the 2007 mayoral primary.

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William Bender, a Drexel graduate who landed at the Daily News in 2007, has covered everything from South Philly mobsters to doomsday hucksters. He occasionally writes about local food trucks and always eats everything on his plate, whether it be a bloody rib eye or a corrupt politician. E-mail tips to benderw@phillynews.com
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David Gambacorta, has been a reporter with the Daily News since 2005, covering crime, police corruption and all of the other bizarre things that happen in Philadelphia. Now he’s covering the 2015 mayor’s race, because he enjoys a good circus just as much as the next guy. He’s always looking to get a cup of coffee. Send news tips and other musings on life to gambacd@phillynews.com
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