Judge Mulgrew is back on the bench

    Few details have been released about yesterday’s federal raids of properties linked to Democratic State Representative William Keller and a Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge.

    Few details have been released about yesterday’s federal raids of properties linked to Democratic State Representative William Keller and a Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge. But one thing is for sure. A day after federal agents raided his home and office, Judge Robert Mulgrew is back on the bench.

    Frank Keel, a spokesman for the First Judicial District, says Judge Mulgrew will continue to be assigned cases, pending the disclosure of additional information or future developments.

    John Dougherty, the business manager of electricians union Local 98, says Mulgrew is a good man.

    “Bobby is a activist. All he does is continue to work as a coach down in youth athletics, he has a program where he cleans yards and alleys and trees – cuts down trees. And i know personally this was a tough winter. I told people: he had the snowplower out everytime there was a snowstorm. You were almost embarassed not to go help him because you knew he was gonna be there.”

    Mulgrew is a former employee of Dougherty’s union, which contributed more than a hundred thousand dollars to his election campaign.

    Representative Keller’s lawyer, Fortunato Perri Jr., says his client cooperated with agents, and has not been involved in any criminal activity.

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