Crime Jury selection begins in corruption trial of Philadelphia DA

09:35  19 june  2017
09:35  19 june  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Milwaukee prosecutor: Ex-officer shot man 'point blank'

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia 's top prosecutor is set to go on trial on corruption charges. Jury selection gets underway on Monday in federal court in Philadelphia . It isn't taking long for the capital's post-shooting talk of unity to begin fraying.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia 's top prosecutor is set to go on trial on corruption charges. Jury selection gets underway on Monday in federal court in Philadelphia . It isn't taking long for the capital's post-shooting talk of unity to begin fraying.

FILE - Int his Tuesday, March 28, 2017, file photo, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams departs after a preliminary hearing in his bribery and extortion case at the federal courthouse in Philadelphia. Williams, the city's top prosecutor accused of taking bribes in exchange for legal favors, is set to go on trial on corruption charges. Jury selection gets underway on Monday, June 19, in federal court in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) © The Associated Press FILE - Int his Tuesday, March 28, 2017, file photo, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams departs after a preliminary hearing in his bribery and extortion case at the federal courthouse in Philadelphia. Williams, the city's top prosecutor accused of taking bribes in exchange for legal favors, is set to go on trial on corruption charges. Jury selection gets underway on Monday, June 19, in federal court in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia's top prosecutor is set to go on trial on corruption charges.

Jury selection gets underway on Monday in federal court in Philadelphia.

Prosecution rests in Bella Bond murder trial

  Prosecution rests in Bella Bond murder trial The prosecution rested their case Friday in the trial of a man accused of killing a 2-year-old girl whose body washed up on a Boston Harbor island. (Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool, File) The prosecution rested their case Friday in the trial of a man accused of killing a 2-year-old girl whose body washed On Friday, Massachusetts State Trooper Joel Balducci, whose interview of defendant Michael McCarthy at Beth Medical Deaconess Medical Center was played in court Thursday, took the stand for a second day.

Williams, the city's top prosecutor accused of taking bribes in exchange for legal favors, is set to go on trial on corruption charges. Jury selection gets underway on Monday, June 19, in federal court in Philadelphia .

Philadelphia 's top prosecutor is set to go on trial on corruption charges. Jury selection gets underway on Monday in federal court in Philadelphia . District Attorney Seth Williams is accused of taking bribes in exchange for legal favors.

District Attorney Seth Williams is accused of taking bribes in exchange for legal favors.

Prosecutors say Williams accepted gifts such as an all-inclusive vacation to the Dominican Republic, a couch and a Jaguar convertible from two separate business owners between 2010 and 2015. They say Williams leveraged his connections as the city's top prosecutor to intervene in legal matters on the businessmen's behalf.

The 50-year-old, two-term Democrat has denied any wrongdoing. He will not seek a third term as district attorney.

Williams previously served as the city's inspector general and was responsible for investigating corruption and misconduct.

Man to be sentenced in death of girl known as 'Baby Doe' .
A Massachusetts man is set to be sentenced in the death of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on the shore of a Boston Harbor island. Michael McCarthy is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in Suffolk Superior CourtMcCarthy was convicted of second-degree murder Monday in the 2015 killing of Bella Bond. A computer-generated image of the girl was shared by millions on social media as authorities scrambled to identify her.McCarthy faces a life sentence, but will be eligible for parole after serving 15 years.

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