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Ex-Philly DA Gets 5 Years For Bribery Conviction

Law360, Philadelphia (October 24, 2017, 3:02 PM EDT) -- Former Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams was sentenced to five years in federal prison Tuesday, the maximum penalty he could have received for his June guilty plea to one bribery charge.

U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond also refused to let Williams, 50, leave prison until his assignment in order to visit his elderly mother. The former prosecutor has been behind bars since a surprise guilty plea cut short his federal trial.

The judge today responded with disbelief to Williams’ request for house arrest until assignment,...
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