Philadelphia DA Seth Williams was already facing corruption charges back in March.
Now, things are getting worse for him as new charges have been added.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports:
Philly DA Seth Williams pleads not guilty to new fraud counts
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams’ lawyer on Thursday called a new set of fraud charges filed against his client this week “laughable” and questioned prosecutors’ motives in seeking to pursue them.
Attorney Thomas Burke said federal authorities had information on Williams’ campaign spending and his use of government vehicles – both of which featured the 29-count superseding indictment filed Tuesday – for years.
“Why didn’t they charge that in the original indictment?” he said. “The only conclusion that I can come to is that they knew they were laughable and unprosecutable … [But] my guess is they’re taking a good look at their original indictment and feel that it’s going to be inadequate.”
Burke’s show of bravado came minutes after his client pleaded not guilty to eight additional counts of mail and wire fraud, stemming from allegations he misspent more than $10,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses including elaborate birthday dinners, massages and facials at the tony Union League and the Sports Club at the Bellevue.
It’s funny how the national media is pretty much ignoring this story, isn’t it?