More closing arguments in Philly mob case

A 13-year FBI probe and subsequent racketeering indictment against seven reputed Philadelphia mobsters was built on unreliable testimony and weak evidence about trivial crimes because investigators came up empty-handed, defense attorneys said Friday. “They...

Just the Facts, Ma’am–You’re Being Taped

When Nafis Pinkey was taken into a Philadelphia Police Department homicide interrogation room in the 24 hours after his childhood friend was murdered, he had no idea that he would become a murder suspect. In August 2009, the bodies of Jonathan Pitts, Pinkey’s...

6 Philadelphia police officers seek bail in racketeering case

Six Philadelphia police officers planned to seek bail Monday after spending five days in custody on racketeering and robbery charges. The narcotics investigators were charged last week with shaking down suspected drug dealers for years, making off with large sums of...