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Jury selection Monday for Philadelphia DA Seth Williams

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 15, 2017 10:57 AM
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Photo by AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File

In this Feb. 10, 2017, file photo, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia.

(Philadelphia) -- Jury selection will begin Monday in the federal bribery trial of Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams.

A federal judge announced that decision Wednesday at a final pretrial conference for the 50-year-old two-term Democrat.

Prosecutors say Williams accepted bribes from two businessmen who wanted Williams to help friends of theirs charged with crimes. He's also accused of wrongly used money from his own political action committee to pay personal expenses and misusing official vehicles for personal use.

Williams has denied wrongdoing, but has also aborted his campaign for a third four-year term as Philadelphia's top prosecutor.

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