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Friday, June 30, 2017

Philadelphia DA faces five years jail on bribery charges

Philadelphia's top prosecutor has pleaded guilty to a corruption charge and agreed to resign.

In a surprising move, District Attorney Seth Williams pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to a single count of accepting a bribe from a businessman.

As a result of his guilty plea, Williams faces up to five years behind bars, and he agreed to forfeit almost $65,000.

The 50-year-old Democrat was led out of court in handcuffs after the plea, after District Judge Paul Diamond ruled he had to be remanded until sentencing in October.

'I have a guilty plea from the highest law officer in the city that he betrayed his office and he sold his office … I am appalled by the evidence that I heard,' the judge said, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

'I simply do not credit this defendant’s testimony. I do not believe him.'

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder how much the "appalled" judge has put in his pocket over the years? Just saying.

Anonymous said...

did I see he was a Democrat?

Anonymous said...

This may spark a review of every case he ever prosecuted, along with lawsuits out of the woodwork.