Feds investigate five Philadelphia judges, subpoena financial records

Sept. 15, 2013 at 3:02 PM

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Authorities said that federal prosecutors and FBI agents have subpoenaed financial records from five Philadelphia judges as part of an intensive investigation.

The officials and lawyers also interviewed judges and obtained campaign-donation records, the Philadelphia Inquirer said.

The focus of the investigation is unclear, but sources said authorities asked about fixing cases and giving campaign donors favors.

Authorities said the prosecutors subpoenaed the financial disclosures of Municipal Court Judges Joseph O'Neill, Dawn A. Segal, and Craig M. Washington, Common Pleas Court Judge Angeles Roca and Municipal Court Judge Joseph C. Waters.

A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office declined to comment.

"We can neither confirm nor deny the existence or non-existence of an investigation," she said.

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