Philadelphia D.A. Williams In Federal Campaign Finance Probe


Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams is under investigation by a federal grand jury that has subpoenaed his political campaign’s financial records to determine if he misspent funds on personal expenses, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. Subpoenas were served to Friends of Seth Williams, his political action committee. A source said Friends of Seth Williams had complied with the subpoenas and turned over financial records. That source said federal investigators were seeking campaign records of “anything that [Williams] touched” financially.

Williams, a Democrat serving his second four-year term in office, did not comment. Lisette Gonzalez, executive director of Friends of Seth Williams, said, “I don’t like talking to the media. I’m not answering your questions.” Williams, who has been talked about as a possible replacement for U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah – indicted last month on federal corruption charges – would be up for reelection in 2017 for a third term.

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