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Frank Fina of the Porngate Scandal Will Defend Indicted PSU Frat President

Former state prosecutor Frank Fina, a major character in the Porngate email scandal, will defend the indicted former president of the Pennsylvania State University fraternity embedded in […]

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The D.A. Candidate Who Threw His Hat in the Ring at the Last Possible Second

Jack O’Neill kicked off his campaign for district attorney at the last possible minute. Literally. The first time the 35-year-old Democrat was described as a candidate […]

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Meet the D.A. Candidate Who Led Philly’s Civil Asset Forfeiture System

Beth Grossman was a prosecutor for more than 20 years, serving in every unit in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office. From 2007 to 2015, the Republican led the city’s […]

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The D.A. Candidate Who Wants to Stop Prosecuting Most Low-Level Drug Offenses

Joe Khan is a young progressive running for district attorney who wants to ditch cash bail, revamp the civil asset forfeiture program, and stop prosecuting most simple […]

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Can Teresa Carr Deni Convince Voters to Look Past a Controversial Legal Case?

“Philly Judge Criticized for Rape Decision.” “Judge Criticized for Considering Gang Rape on Prostitute ‘Theft of Services.’” “Judge Who Thinks Rape is ‘Theft of Services’ […]

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This Ex-Republican Running for D.A. Wants Cash Bail to Be Abolished

Michael Untermeyer is complicated. Back in 2009 and 2011, he ran for local office as a Republican. Today, he’s campaigning for district attorney as a Democrat. “The […]

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The D.A. Candidate Who at 13 Saw His Father Murdered in the Street

Richard Negrin knows the trauma of gun violence firsthand. When he was just 13 years old, his father was shot dead in front of him. “It’s not fun to talk […]

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Report: Legal Matters Involving Kathleen Kane Cost State $3.6M

Legal matters surrounding embattled former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane cost the state office $3.6 million, according to current Attorney General Josh Shapiro. 

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Meet the D.A. Candidate Who’s Defended Black Lives Matter and Occupy in Court

When Larry Krasner kicked off his campaign for district attorney in downtown Philadelphia in early February, more than a dozen political activists stood behind him. There […]

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Is This The End of Porngate?

So this is it, then? After all of the name-calling, the ruined careers, the lawsuits, and the investigations of previous investigations, Porngate ended on something […]

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Hundreds of State Workers Might Soon Be Outed as Porngate Participants

The latest chapter in the Porngate saga arrived Wednesday when an email was sent to hundreds of state workers that said they would soon be outed as having exchanged pornographic […]

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After Porngate, Can the Philly D.A. Be Trusted to Prosecute Sex Crimes?

When District Attorney Seth Williams decided in September not to fire three prosecutors in his office ensnared in the “Porngate” scandal, he damaged his relationship with the public — quite […]

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Governor Wolf Calls on A.G. Kathleen Kane to Resign After Conviction

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf called on Attorney General Kathleen Kane to resign this morning, just hours after a jury found her guilty of perjury, obstruction of justice and […]

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Kathleen Kane Convicted of Perjury, Obstruction of Justice

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was convicted Monday night on two counts of perjury and seven other counts, including obstruction of justice and abuse of […]

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Kathleen Kane’s Ex-Consultant: We Planned Grand Jury Leak

On the fourth day of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s trial on perjury and conspiracy charges, her former consultant dropped a major bomb: He helped illegally […]