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Topic - Seth Williams
City prosecutors have filed more than 2,000 witness-intimidation charges since 2011 to try to address the city's "no snitching" culture, which has threatened to paralyze the criminal justice system.
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams says he's running for an alumni seat on the board of his alma mater, Penn State.
The district attorney in Philadelphia says a rip-off artist pretending to be him scammed an elderly man out of $95,000.
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday:
The city's top prosecutor accused a developer and three city agencies of critical failures before a large warehouse blaze killed two firefighters, but he said no criminal charges could be filed.
The Philadelphia district attorney's office says it is appealing a judge's order that overturned the death sentence for a man convicted of killing a city police officer in 1991.
The Philadelphia district attorney's office says it's going to announce the arrest of a Pennsylvania state representative.
A Philadelphia lawmaker funneled a public salary to his sister through a ghost worker because state ethics rules prohibited her from being on his office's payroll, authorities said Monday.
A judge has thrown out the death sentence imposed on a man convicted of the shooting death of a Philadelphia police officer more than two decades ago, drawing criticism from prosecutors and a police union leader.
The contractor who oversaw a botched building demolition that killed six people in a Salvation Army thrift store in Philadelphia was charged with murder, manslaughter and reckless endangerment on Monday.
Philadelphia prosecutors said Wednesday that abortion provider Dr. Kermit B. Gosnell would receive a third life sentence for the murder of a baby and other crimes he was not previously sentenced for.
Monsignor William Lynn helped the Archdiocese of Philadelphia keep predator-priests in ministry, and the public in the dark, by telling parishes their priests were being removed for health reasons and then sending the men to unsuspecting churches, prosecutors argued in a landmark clergy-abuse trial.
PHILADELPHIA | Officials promised on Tuesday to conduct a careful review of dozens of other large buildings across the city and look into whether criminal charges are warranted as fire marshals search for the cause of a blaze at a vacant warehouse that killed two firefighters.
Prosecutors have called off their 30-year battle to execute former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal for murdering a white police officer, putting to an end the racially charged case that became a major battleground in the fight over the death penalty.
Prosecutors announced Wednesday that they will no longer pursue the death penalty against former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal, meaning he will spend the rest of his life in prison for gunning down a white police officer nearly 30 years ago.
"In Philadelphia, we have an exceptionally high level of witness intimidation. It allows for, in many ways, a revolving door (at the courthouse)," District Attorney Seth Williams said at a news conference. "But we're going to do all that we can. This arrest is another attempt to shut that revolving door."
She had apparently told two people about the visit, Williams said.