- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - District Attorney Seth Williams has agreed to pay $62,000 in penalties as part of a settlement with the Philadelphia Board of Ethics over failure to disclose gifts and sources of income and accepting gifts barred by the city ethics code.

In addition to the fine - which officials called the largest imposed by the board in its 10-year history - Williams will send the city $2,840, which the board called “the value of the prohibited gifts” accepted.

Officials said Williams didn’t disclose five sources of income and 89 gifts on a 2010-2015 financial interest statement and omitted 10 items on an amended statement in August.

Williams, a Democrat, apologized to the city, prosecutors, supporters and family members and vowed to “work every day” to earn back their “trust and respect.”


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