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Former Philly congressman convicted in Abscam sting now charged with election fraud

Michael “Ozzie” Myers’ four-year career representing Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District ended in 1980, when he was sentenced to three years in prison for accepting a bribe.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

Drug detective accused of trading official actions for sex

Federal authorities are accusing a former midstate drug detective of trading official actions for sexual favors.

By Rachel McDevitt and The Associated Press

US Supreme Court again rejects former Luzerne County judge’s appeal

Mark Ciavarella Jr., 69, was convicted in 2011 of accepting bribes in exchange for ordering kids to a for-profit detention center for a wide range of relatively minor infractions. Sentenced to 28 years, he has denied wrongdoing.

By The Associated Press

Ex-Philly fraud investigator, a sitting councilmember’s grandson, was just indicted for taking bribes

The scion of a Philadelphia political dynasty who once investigated fraud for the city has been charged with perpetrating fraud himself. Jeffrey Blackwell took bribes and kickbacks exceeding $22,000 while working as a government employee, federal authorities alleged Thursday.

By Max Marin/WHYY and Aaron Moselle/WHYY

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