- Associated Press - Monday, December 15, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A second public official from Philadelphia expects to be charged in connection with an undercover state sting investigation involving cash and gifts.

A lawyer said he’s making arrangements for his client, state Rep. Ronald Waters, to turn himself in Tuesday. The lawyer, Fortunato Perri Jr., told The Philadelphia Inquirer (https://bit.ly/1DDNtse ) he expects Waters will be charged with conflict of interest and bribery.

A spokeswoman for Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Monday night. Other targets of the sting include three other Philadelphia lawmakers. An ex-Philadelphia traffic court judge was charged in October with bribery.

Williams revived the case in June after the Inquirer publicly revealed its existence. Attorney General Kathleen Kane had shut it down, deeming it to be too flawed to win convictions in court.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com

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