Philly Mayor Candidates And Their Convict Friends

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http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/6864595.htm The issue of politicians' friendships with felons is popping up again in Philadelphia's mayoral race. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Republican candidate Sam Katz, who has criticized Mayor John Street's embrace of a felon, has maintained a friendship with Michael Youngblood, a former drug dealer and onetime City Council aide convicted of extorting money meant for the construction of a homeless shelter. Katz said of Youngblood: "He's not an adviser to the campaign . . .

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