May 09, 2005

Well, I'm From Philadelphia...

The only interesting thing about this story is that the offender's party affiliation is mentioned, albeit in the third paragraph:

Philadelphia's former treasurer was convicted Monday of more than 20 counts for taking free trips, Super Bowl tickets and other lavish gifts from people seeking city contracts.

Jurors reached the verdicts on their 19th day of deliberations in the case, which stemmed from a wide-ranging federal probe of municipal corruption.

Corey Kemp, the former treasurer, was charged with corrupting his office by accepting thousands of dollars worth of gifts from a lawyer and prolific Democratic fundraiser named Ronald A. White.

At least we can trust that the elections there are safe and clean.

Posted by Charles Austin at May 9, 2005 02:40 PM