Saturday, October 10, 2015

Judge lifts bench warrant for State Rep. Jose "J.P." Miranda


A Philadelphia judge on Wednesday lifted his bench warrant for the arrest of State Rep. Jose "J.P." Miranda after the legislator appeared in court.

Common Pleas Court Judge Edward C. Wright issued the no-show warrant on Tuesday after Miranda, 28, failed to appear for a "status of counsel" hearing. Miranda on Wednesday confirmed he has a lawyer for his Jan. 21 corruption trial.

Defense lawyer A. Charles Peruto Jr. had said Miranda drove home Tuesday morning from Harrisburg but arrived too late for the hearing.

Miranda, a North Philadelphia Democrat, and his sister, Michelle Wilson, 34, were charged in January in an alleged scheme to pay a "ghost employee" to funnel cash to Wilson. - Joseph A. Slobodzian

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