Philly Dem Convicted for Corruption

Philadelphia’s Democrat district attorney Seth Williams will plead guilty to federal corruption charges on Thursday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Williams, who has been the city’s district attorney since 2010, was indicted by a federal grand jury in March on 23 corruption counts that stretched back to his first year in the elected office. His misconduct, described by the FBI as “brazen and wide-ranging,” led to federal bribery, extortion, and wire fraud charges.

Williams decided to agree to a plea deal, the details of which are yet to be announced, following testimony from two businessmen who say they “showered” him with gifts, according to the Inquirer‘s report.

His decision came after weeks of damaging testimony in which government witnesses characterized him a shameless beggar who repeatedly turned to the money of others to fund a lifestyle he couldn’t afford.


Originally published by the Free Beacon.