PHILADELPHIA - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has disbarred Philadelphia's former top prosecutor days before he faces federal court sentencing in a corruption case.
The court's order Thursday regarding Seth Williams was retroactive to April 13, when the court first suspended Williams' license. He was indicted in March.
Williams, a two-term Democrat, faces up to five years in prison when he's sentenced Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney's Office has filed a memorandum asking for the maximum sentence, saying Williams' "crimes demand notable punishment."
Williams resigned after pleading guilty in June to accepting a bribe from a businessman in exchange for legal favors.
A program that distributes free smoke detectors and fire extinguishers honors the memory of a boy who died in a house fire in Chester County earlier this year.Read More »
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