Court Report

Former chairman charged

The United States Attorney’s Office, in conjunction with the FBI, announced on Friday that it is charging Daniel Christensen with one count of wire fraud.

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Local indicted on child pornography charges

A now-former Officer of Emergency Management program manager learned of the accusations a week ago.

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Shocking Chaka

Chaka Fattah, an 11-term Democrat representing Pennsylvania’s 2nd congressional district, which includes parts of South Philadelphia, will face sentencing Oct. 4 after his trial ended with a jury finding him guilty on 22 counts related to bribery, fraud, money laundering, and racketeering.

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‘Rittenhouse Rapist’ sentenced

A ex-South Philly resident will spend up to 44 years in prison following his Monday sentencing for a June 2014 sexual assault.

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Burning questions

On Tuesday, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania announced it is pursuing a case against Michael Sullivan of the Fireside Tavern, 2701 S. Marshall St. In a three-page release, the entity states the individual operated the space under the corporate name 2701 Oregon, Inc.

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A man of conviction

On Aug. 15, a jury convicted Aaron Fitzpatrick, whom court records list as having a 19148 zip code, of shooting Tiffany Gillespie to death in 2012.

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Confining Walker

On July 29, U.S. District Judge Eduardo C. Robreno sentenced Jeffrey Walker, who had given testimony against six officers, including two South Philly residents, in a controversial investigation of their alleged intimidation, robbery and assault of drug peddlers, to the aforementioned stretch in jail.

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A taxing occasion

On July 23, Kim Meas, of the 600 block of West Moyamensing Avenue, learned his fate from U.S. District Court Judge Jan E. Dubois. According to a U.S. Department of Justice-supplied release, the 60-year-old native of Cambodia served as the managing director of LS Services Corp., formerly 1615 Snyder Ave., an employee leasing company.

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McNeil pleads guilty

A Dickinson Square West resident faces a prison term of 20 to 40 years after pleading guilty to murdering a man in 2013.

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Jury acquits six officers

On May 14, a 12-person jury deemed the aforementioned figures free of culpability on charges that they beat and robbed drug suspects as members of the Philadelphia Police Department’s Narcotics Field Unit.

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