Political consultant pleads guilty in attempt to conceal campaign finance-related fraud

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Political consultant Gregory Naylor, 66 years of age, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty to making false statements to federal agents and misprision of a felony in connection with his role in attempting to conceal two campaign finance-related fraud schemes. According to court documents, the charges stem from Naylor’s participation in two campaign finance-related…

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Mostly sunny today, with a high near 81. East wind around 8 mph. Tonight, mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Southeast wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Tomorrow, there is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind…

Ed Rendell fundraises for third term

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HARRISBURG, PA — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Communications Director Megan Sweeney released the following statement regarding news that former Governor Ed Rendell is taking part in a Bucks County fundraiser for his third term. While actually a fundraiser for Rendell’s former chief tax collector and protégé, multi-millionaire Secretary Tom Wolf, it’s clear Ed Rendell hopes…

WHO report on regulation of e-cigarettes and similar products

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The report on “Electronic nicotine delivery systems” (ENDS), of which electronic cigarettes are the most common prototype, is on the agenda of the 6th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), being held 13-18 October 2014, in Moscow. E-cigarettes and similar devices are frequently marketed by manufacturers…

China’s cyber attacks tied to U.S. companies, contractors and government systems

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U.S.-China tensions have risen recently over suspicions of Chinese nationals infiltrating U.S. company computer systems. In late May, the U.S. Justice Department accused five Chinese military officers of allegedly hacking several U.S. companies, marking the first time the Obama administration has publicly accused China of cyber spying. The indictments came amid a string of U.S. security…

Man indicted in connection with asbestos removal

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — Ronen Bakshi, 53 years of age, of Voorhees, New Jersey, was charged by indictment in connection with the removal of asbestos-containing material from a former church located at 1133 Spring Garden St., in Philadelphia, according to a statement by United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. Bakshi is charged with one count of…

Man charged with counterfeiting

LANSDOWNE, PA — Keith Scutching, 35 years of age, Lansdowne, PA, was charged by indictment with two counts of dealing in counterfeit currency, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 40 years in prison, a three-year period of supervised release, a $500,000 fine, a $200…