Seth Williams, the first black District Attorney for Philadelphia, has pleaded guilty in his corruption trial, and in his plea agreement admits to "acceptance of bribes" from Michael Weiss, a co-owner of iconic gay bar Woody's, as reported by The Inquirer:
Minutes after accepting Williams' decision, the judge presiding over the case made a startling announcement of his own -- ordering the city's top prosecutor handcuffed and immediately hauled off to prison. "I have a guilty plea from the highest law enforcement officer in the city," U.S. District Judge Paul S. Diamond said. "He betrayed his office and he sold his office. I am appalled by the evidence that I have heard."
Williams faces up to five years behind bars when sentenced on October 24.
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