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Bucks County Businessman Who Bribed Seth Williams Gets Jail Time

Bucks County’s Mohammad N. Ali helped put disgraced former Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams behind bars with his testimony last summer. Now, the Jordanian-born businessman […]

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Philly Gets In On the Fyre Festival Lawsuit Action

Thursday didn’t go so well for rapper Ja Rule and Bucknell University’s Billy McFarland, the organizers of the colossal flameout that was the Fyre Festival. […]

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Federal Judge Forces Joey Merlino to Skip Wedding Reception

If you thought that working out the seating for a typical wedding was stressful enough, how about accommodating two friends on the guest list who […]

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Man Deported to China in Test-Taking Scandal

After an attempt to cheat his way into the graduate schools of top universities — including Penn and others in the Ivy League — Biyuan Li has […]

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Ironworkers’ Dougherty Goes on Trial

Joseph Dougherty, former head of the Philadelphia chapter of the Ironworkers union, went on trial in federal court Monday on racketeering charges alleging the union […]

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Philly Court Makes It Harder for Government to Track Americans With GPS

Back in 2009 and 2010, a wave of burglaries hit pharmacies in the Philadelphia region. Most were Rite Aids. The thieves’ M.O. was consistent: they […]

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Trial Date-Setting Postponed On Case Challenging PA’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

The Associated Press reports that we’ll have to wait a little longer to get a trial date on the ACLU-filed case challenging Pennsylvania’s ban on […]