Philadelphia D.A. Seth Williams was indicted on corruption and bribery-related charges Tuesday with taking more than $160,000 in luxury gifts, vacations and cash, according to the indictment unsealed.
The indictment caps a nearly two-year investigation into his financial affairs.
According to 6 ABC:
The indictment described gifts that included stays he took with his then-girlfriend in a presidential suite of a Punta Cana resort; a custom $3,400 sofa; and a used Jaguar convertible, with insurance coverage to match.
In exchange, authorities said, he offered to help a friend’s friend seek a reduced jail sentence in a criminal case run by his office, and took $7,000 for helping a business owner friend meet with an airport police official in an attempt to avoid enhanced screening when returning to the U.S. from foreign trips.
Williams also spent $10,000 from a joint account he shared with a relative meant for the relative’s nursing home costs, the indictment said.
“My poor judgment caused distractions, and made the already difficult job of my … staff even more difficult,” Williams said.
Source: 6 ABC