Ah, January. That time of year when we begin to think about filling out our tax returns — and also how much we all hate the Internal Revenue Service. Well, here’s another reason to hate on the IRS: One of their employees was stealing other people’s refunds. Read more »
Three days before Christmas, Cabrini College director of public safety Joseph Fusco attended a holiday party in University City, organized by the security company Allied Universal. He drank with his friends and colleagues, as one is apt to do at a holiday party, and around 11 p.m., he requested an Uber to his home in Cherry Hill. And that, he claims, is when his troubles began. Read more »
Usually, when we hear about the federal government prosecuting an American citizen, it’s a drug or sex trafficking case, white-collar crime, or political corruption. Fake concert tickets aren’t normally enough to get the Department of Justice out of bed in the morning. But one Philadelphia resident now finds himself the exception to that rule. Read more »
Three weeks after someone spray painted “FUCK TRUMP” on a grocery store facade in Chestnut Hill, the Philadelphia Police Department has made an arrest in the case. Read more »
In Philadelphia, Zane David Memeger is a feared man. During his six-year tenure as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, he helped end the decades-long political career of Congressman Chaka Fattah, put Ironworkers Union boss Joseph Dougherty behind bars for extortion, and cleaned house at the city’s ticket-fixing Traffic Court. He’s also successfully prosecuted terrorists, human traffickers, pill mill operators and international arms smugglers.
This month, Memeger will step down. We talked to him Friday about the incoming Trump administration, how to clean up the city’s political system, and whether there is truly justice for cops who commit crimes. This interview has been lightly edited for clarity.
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Philadelphia police are looking for a man they labeled a “person of interest” in the 4 a.m. explosion of a package on the 1800 block of Pine Street last week.
Cops say the man in the video is not necessarily the person who made the mailbomb, but that he is the person who dropped off the package that later exploded in the living room of 60-year-old James Alden. According to a fundraiser page for Alden, he lost parts of his fingers on his left hand and had pieces of shrapnel removed from his chest, arms, and face. More than $20,000 has been raised. Read more »
When Dorion Young’s son walked away from him at the end of a holiday argument about the use of the car, the Philadelphia police officer raised his pistol and fired two shots at him. One went through his shoe. The other hit him in the back.
That’s according to Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, who announced Young’s arrest today at a press conference. The incident happened inside Young’s home on September 5th, Labor Day, in the Holme Circle section of Northeast Philadelphia. He was off duty.
“If you are a Philadelphia police officer, elected official or private citizen, you cannot use your gun to try to end an argument,” Williams said in prepared remarks during a press conference at the DA’s office. “Everyone, no matter who you are, no matter what you job is, no matter if you are rich or poor, will be held accountable for their actions. While this is a terrible, I repeat, terrible tragedy, there’s no excuse for what happened that day. Dorion Young will be held responsible for having shot his son.” Read more »
A Center City resident was reportedly injured when he opened a package containing an explosive device around 4 a.m. this morning in his home on the 1800 block of Pine Street. Read more »
Philadelphia police are searching for two men who allegedly climbed through a City Hall window yesterday. Read more »
This post has been updated with a statement from Lilly Pulitzer.
Keary McNew is the vice president and chief information officer for women’s clothing company Lilly Pulitzer, and a man whose name has turned up in publications like the Wall Street Journal. But on Wednesday, the 40-year-old Plymouth Meeting resident’s name appeared in a much different place: an announcement by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. Read more »