Legal Ethics

Home of Phila. Traffic Court Judge Is Raided by Feds


A traffic court judge was among three prominent Philadelphia individuals raided by the feds at home or at work yesterday.

Judge Robert Mulgrew, whose home was searched in connection with the joint FBI and Internal Revenue Service probe, could not be reached for comment. But unidentified sources told the Philadelphia Inquirer that the probe concerns spending by the political action committee of State Rep. William F. Keller (D-Phila.) and the finances of two nonprofits. Mulgrew was one of the top recipients of spending by the PAC in 2007, and an unidentified source told the Inquirer that Mulgrew was linked to one of the nonprofits under investigation before he became a judge.

Keller’s lawyer, Fortunato Perri Jr., says his client has done nothing wrong and is cooperating.

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