Records sought in aborted sting
The People Paper is hooking up with the Inquirer - which broke the story about the aborted sting operation that began in 2010 and was stopped by Attorney General Kathleen Kane after she took office last year - and at least seven other news organizations seeking to open up the records.
The news organizations said they would file a motion to unseal records about the arrest of Philadelphia lobbyist Tyron Ali on fraud charges, the subsequent operation in which he secretly taped conversations with area politicians and allegedly gave them cash or gifts, and the dropping of charges against Ali last year.
"The more that citizens can learn about the nature of the undercover operation and the attorney general's rationale for sealing the records, the better off citizens will be in terms of an informed public," Inquirer editor William K. Marimow told his newspaper last night.
- Will Bunch