A Democratic District Attorney in Philadelphia was already in hot water but now a new investigation has popped up…
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported:
FBI agents investigating Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams sought information earlier this year on connections between the city’s embattled top prosecutor and Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, including thousands of dollars spent by the union to send Williams’ daughters to summer camps abroad.
A $6,400 donation from the politically powerful labor organization covered the full costs of separate trips the girls took to Spain and Japan in 2015, according to public records and sources familiar with the probe.
The payment came five months before Williams’ office was called upon to investigate a work-site brawl involving the union’s longtime leader, John J. Dougherty, the target of a separate and long-running federal grand jury investigation.
But the FBI’s interest in how the district attorney covered the costs of the trips suggests a potential point of convergence between two high-profile public corruption probes – the federal bribery case against the district attorney and an ongoing investigation into Local 98’s prolific political clout.
— Philadelphia Online (@PhiladelphiaON) May 3, 2017
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