District Attorney


Did Seth Williams’s Top Assistant Resign to Run for D.A.?

Tariq Karim El-Shabazz, a longtime defense attorney who became District Attorney Seth Williams’s first assistant district attorney late last summer, resigned on Monday. But it’s […]

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Does D.A. Williams’ Withdrawal Mean Philly Democrats Are Finally Learning?

Something extremely rare in Philadelphia politics happened today: A Democratic elected official who has been under investigation by the FBI announced that he would not run […]

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Civil Rights Lawyer Larry Krasner Enters Crowded Philly D.A. Race

Civil rights lawyer Lawrence Krasner has joined the race for Philadelphia District Attorney, becoming one of five Democrats (and one Republican) looking to oust incumbent Seth […]

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D.A. Candidate Donates $250,000 to Own Campaign, Triggering “Millionaire’s Provision”

On Monday, the Philadelphia Board of Ethics announced that Michael Untermeyer, one of five candidates hoping to unseat Seth Williams as district attorney later this […]

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Two More Candidates Join Philly District Attorney Race

Two former assistant district attorneys have joined the Philly District Attorney race, bringing the total number of competitors to six – including two-term incumbent Seth Williams. 

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Former City Managing Director Rich Negrin Joins Philly D.A. Race

Former city managing director Rich Negrin has entered the race for Philadelphia District Attorney.


Who’s Behind Phone Survey Critical of Seth Williams?

The other day I answered a phone call and found myself taking a 15-minute survey about District Attorney Seth Williams and a former and possible […]

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Report: FBI Investigating Philly D.A. Seth Williams’ Nonprofit

The FBI is investigating Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams‘ nonprofit, the Second Chance Foundation, according to the Inquirer.

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Wrongly Convicted Philly Man Leaves Prison After 25 Years

For the first time in almost 25 years, Anthony Wright walked free yesterday. Wright, 44, was charged with the 1991 rape and murder of his […]

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Report: D.A. Seth Williams Discloses $160,150 in Gifts

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams says he received $160,050 in previously unreported gifts between 2010 and 2015. Williams, who reportedly released the information on Monday, is required by the […]

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D.A.’s Office: Tax Woes Won’t Impact New No. 2’s Hire

The D.A.’s Office announced a big hire last week: Veteran defense attorney Tariq El-Shabazz is being brought in to serve as deputy for investigations, and take over the […]

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Report: FBI Eyeing Rent for DA Williams’ Ex-Wife

The Inquirer is reporting that a past campaign contributor to Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams rented Williams’ ex-wife a house at a below market rate three […]

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Police Say This Detective Broke a Man’s Leg With Brutal Kick, Abandoned Him Roadside

A Philadelphia Police detective has been charged with assault after allegedly attacking a man and then leaving him on a “random roadside” to seek help. […]

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Here’s Video of Philly DA Seth Williams Dirty Dancing

Ten days ago, we shared video with you of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter showing off his dance moves at a GlaxoSmithKline event, where the company […]

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Out Man Named District Attorney R. Seth Williams’s Communications Director and Spokesperson

Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams announced today that he has named Cameron L. Kline his communications director and spokesperson. In a press release sent out this […]