So what if he is currently under indictment on federal corruption and tax charges?

So what if last year a judge forbade him from seeking a seat in the Pennsylvania state House because, well, he lived in New Jersey?

T. Milton Street Sr. brushed all that aside today and announced he, too, is running for mayor.

He quietly picked up a stack of nominating petitions last week. And today, just about noontime, he strolled into City Hall and shared his news with reporters.

"You haven't heard from me very much in seven years and seven months," Street, the mayor's older brother, told KYW's Mike Dunn. "I stepped back and allowed John Street to administrate and run this city the way he thought without me confusing things."

After two consecutive terms, his brother's mayoralty will in January. Milton Street says he is ready to succeed him.

"I haven't been convicted of anything," he said of the charges facing him. Federal authorities indicted him in November, alleging that he pocketed $2 million in consulting fees since 2000 at Philadelphia International Airport, and never reported or paid taxes on the income. "What do you want me to do?"

Street has held elected office before. He was elected in 1978 to one state House term and in 1980 to one state Senate term.