A federal grand jury has indicted Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams on 23 counts, including bribery and corruption.
Charges against District Attorney Seth Williams, 50, include confiscating money intended for a relative’s nursing home and diverting the funds for personal use.
The relative is Williams’ mother, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
“The indictment alleges that as district attorney, Mr. Williams compromised himself and his elected office by standing ready to help those who were willing to pay him with money, trips and cars. Mr. Williams’ alleged willingness to compromise his position of public trust in exchange for private financial gain is all the more unfortunate given that he was elected to protect the interests of the people of Philadelphia as their chief law enforcement officer,” New Jersey U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick said in a statement.
Fitzpatrick is overseeing the case because the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, territory which includes Philadelphia, recused himself. He is also a member of the Democrat party.
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