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For those who need a reminder about corruption in politics.

The following thread lists arrested/charged/convicted corrupt politicians in JUST the city of Philadelphia, PA.

There's way more when you look through the rest of the state. More threads like these to come.
Former Congressman Charged with Ballot Stuffing, Bribery, and Obstruction

"Michael “Ozzie” Myers, 77, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is charged with conspiring with and bribing the former Judge of Elections for the 39th Ward, 36th Division"

justice.gov/opa/pr/former-…
Former Philadelphia Judge of Elections Convicted of Conspiring to Violate Civil Rights and Bribery for his role in accepting bribes to cast fraudulent ballots and certifying false voting results during the 2014-2016 primaries

justice.gov/opa/pr/former-…
Philadelphia District Attorney Rufus Williams Pleads Guilty To Federal Bribery Charge

"accepted tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of concealed bribes in exchange for his agreement to perform official acts, defrauded a nursing home and family friends"

justice.gov/usao-nj/pr/phi…
2 Philly judges removed from bench for ethics violations

"In July, the court found Segal guilty of seven violations of judicial ethics rules, including bringing the court into disrepute."

inquirer.com/philly/news/20…
Philadelphia Traffic Court Abolished; Seven Judges Convicted

"The first member of the court to publicly admit that she had participated in fixing traffic tickets for family members, friends and political allies for the entire 20 years she served."

prisonlegalnews.org/news/2015/apr/…
Philadelphia City Councilman Rick Mariano was found guilty last Friday of accepting nearly $30,000 from Philadelphia businessmen in exchange for legislative favors

Convicted on 18 counts, including bribery, money laundering and filing a false tax return

thedp.com/article/2006/0…
Fumo guilty on all counts; must post $2 million bail

Fumo also was charged with defrauding the Independence Seaport Museum by getting free yacht cruises.

He and Arnao also were accused of conspiring to obstruct FBI and IRS investigation.

inquirer.com/philly/news/br…
Phila. City Councilwoman Agrees To Pay $8,000 For Campaign Finance Violations

"for accepting contributions exceeding the limit and failing to report them and then in 2013 when she’d used campaign funds to repay a personal loan"

philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2015/12/29/cit…
Former U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah, Sr., Resentenced to 10 Years of Incarceration for Corruption Convictions

Racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, mail fraud conspiracy, falsification of records and mortgage fraud.

justice.gov/usao-edpa/pr/f…
Former State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell Sentenced To 3 Months In Prison After Pleading Guilty To Stealing From Nonprofit

she "pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing almost $500,000 from her nonprofit, Motivations Education and Consultation Associates."

philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2020/01/23/for…
PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ A city councilman described by the FBI as having ″larceny in his heart″ was indicted Tuesday along with reputed mobster on charges of trying to extort $1 million from a waterfront developer.

apnews.com/article/098695…
Ex-Traffic Court Judge Running For Philly City Council Re-sentenced On Lying To FBI Charge about a ticket-fixing scheme

philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/03/13/wil…
Sandra Lee, 60, Alexia Harding, 22, James Collins, 69, and Gregory Thomas, 60, are all charged with election fraud. Warrants for their arrests were issued Monday. All four suspects were election officials from Philly’s 18th Ward, 1st Division.

nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/phi…
Former Philadelphia City Controller’s Office Employee Pleads Guilty to Public Corruption Charges

he "pleaded guilty today to charges of honest services wire fraud, filing a false tax return, and two counts of failure to file a tax return."

justice.gov/usao-edpa/pr/f…
Corruption Charges Announced Against Pa. Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin

"Now, Orie’s sister, state Supreme Court justice Joan Orie Melvin, has been hit with nine corruption-related counts."

philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/05/18/cor…
Former Pa. House Speaker Perzel Gets 2½-5 Yrs in Prison For Corruption

"Prosecutors say he masterminded a scheme to spend millions of dollars on taxpayer-funded computer technology and expertise to give GOP candidates an advantage in election campaigns"

philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/03/21/for…
Former Pa. Legislative Staffer Gets 1½-4 Years As ‘Bonusgate’ Probe Rolls On

$3.8 million in public bonuses which were paid to state legislative staffers in the Pennsylvania General Assembly to work on party politics

philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/04/16/for…
Pa. Rep. DeWeese Convicted Of Most Charges In Corruption Trial

"he was accused of using public resources, mainly staff, for campaign purposes"

philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/02/06/pa-…
Former Philadelphia City Representative Desiree Peterkin Bell cabinet member pleads guilty to stealing city funds

"spending public funds on personal expenses and creating bogus sponsorship arrangements to redirect $225,000 for various city events."

whyy.org/articles/forme…
Four Philadelphia election officials — Dolores Shaw, Wallace Hill, Thurman George and Calvin Mattox Election (all Democrats) — were charged with illegal electioneering after a contentious 2017 special election in North Philadelphia.

inquirer.com/philly/news/po…
Philadelphia treasurer Christian Dunbar charged in federal embezzlement, immigration fraud case

The criminal complaint alleges Dunbar was involved in both bank embezzlement and marriage fraud in order to become a U.S. citizen.

bizjournals.com/philadelphia/n…

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