Feds file more corruption charges against Philly DA Seth Williams

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Federal authorities filed an additional set of  charges against Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams on Tuesday, less than a month before his scheduled trial date on bribery and corruption charges.


In a 29-count superseding indictment, prosecutors alleged Williams misspent campaign money to fund personal events at a Philadelphia social club as well as trips to health spas that included massages, facials and clothing.

In addition, investigators accused the city’s embattled top prosecutor of using official government vehicles obtained through federal grants as if they were his own personal fleet of cars.


“Williams directed his security detail to leave a city … vehicle at his home every weeknight, so that he would have access to it during all non-working hours,” prosecutors said in a statement. “Williams used the vehicles to transport himself, family members, friends and other non-employees on non-[District Attorney’s Office] business, including personal trips outside of Philadelphia.”

Williams, 50, and his lawyer, Thomas Burke, could not immediately be reached for comment.

The district attorney faces trial May 31 on earlier allegations that he repeatedly accepted luxury gifts of travel, clothing and a used sports car from wealthy business men seeking his help with their legal woes.





He has previously denied any wrongdoing in connection with his office. 



















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