George Martorano has been in federal prison for a very long time. The son of late Philadelphia mobster Raymond Martorano was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after his 1982 arrest. His crime? George Martorano was a drug dealer. Read more »
Is this man the next Swiss Cheese Pervert?
As New York state reforms its solitary confinement practices, a Department of Justice report slams the conditions of solitary in Pennsylvania prisons. Too many inmates are being put there (nationwide, prisons tend to do this for disciplinary reasons, not because of the severity of the crimes committed), and too many in solitary exhibit signs of untreated mental illness.
Herbert and Catherine Schaible have been sentenced to three-and-a-half to seven years in prison, following the death of their infant child last April. He was suffering from treatable pneumonia, but due to their religious beliefs, his parents didn’t seek medical attention. They pleaded no contest to charges of third-degree murder last fall. For much, much more, revisit Bob Huber’s deep dive into the Schaibles’ story from the November issue of Philly Mag.
CBS Philly reports that Don Tollefson’s bail on theft charges has been reduced from $250,000 to $10,000—but he must use his Glenside home as collateral. Tollefson was unable to make bail at the higher amount.
“Tollefson is facing felony theft charges, accused of selling ticket packages to sporting events such as the Super Bowl and the Kentucky Derby, then failing to produce the goods,” the station reports.
As of 2:20 p.m., Philly Mag’s Victor Fiorillo reported, jail officials said Tollefson was still being held in their facility.
On Tuesday, police in Warminster, Pennsylvania arrested Don Tollefson on charges of fraud and theft, with prosecutors alleging that he stole over $100,000 in money that was supposed to go to charities.
Unable to post bail, which has been set at $250,000, Tollefson is sitting in Bucks County Jail, according to officials.
This is Tollefson’s mugshot. He is 61 years old.