Stephen Starr Denies Involvement in Alleged PLCB Corruption

Plus: Body of missing Drexel student pulled from the Schuylkill, another PHA scandal, Dharun Ravi is due to be released, and more of what the city is buzzing about today.

PLCB Gift Investigation. A confidential report filed by the Inspector General’s Office implicates three of the top officials at the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. According to the report, they accepted gifts including alcohol and rounds of golf at Aronimink Golf Club, and one asked Stephen Starr to hire a family member. The man’s daughter was hired as an executive assistant for Starr Restaurants Catering Group, but Starr says he barely knows the official and that if she was hired, it’s because she was good. [Inquirer]

Body of Missing Drexel Student Found in River. Authorities pulled the body of 18-year-old Stevens Glemaud from the Schuylkill River on Monday afternoon near the Spring Garden Street Bridge. Glemaud was the missing Drexel University freshman who had last been seen leaving his dorm room on Saturday. Police believe he committed suicide. [Inquirer]

Another PHA Scandal. The director of the Philadelphia Housing Authority resigned on Friday and was named to a new post with Washington D.C.’s Department of Housing on Monday. Now, it looks like Michael P. Kelly resigned after an alleged affair with a woman he had assigned to a senior position and awarded with raises despite her lack of qualifications. The woman resigned three weeks ago and returned to her native country. [6 ABC]

Priest Trial Continues. Today will mark the 11th day of jury deliberation in the trial of Monsignor William Lynn and other members of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Yesterday, the jury did not ask any questions—they’ve asked nearly 30 during the deliberation process—but did not return a verdict. [Inquirer]

Dharun Ravi to Be Released. The 20-year-old former Rutgers student was sentenced to 30 days in jail after he was convicted of invasion of privacy and other charges related to his using a webcam to watch his roommate kiss another man. He’s served 20 days of that sentence and is due to be released Tuesday morning. [Newsworks]