Pa. man close to abortion doc pleads in drug case

    A man accused of illegally obtaining prescription pills from a jailed Philadelphia abortion clinic doctor has pleaded guilty to drug charges.  

    Forty-one-year-old Corey Lambert pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday.

     The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Lambert was charged with obtaining and selling nearly 1,000 prescriptions from Dr. Kermit Gosnell.

    Gosnell faces murder charges for allegedly severing the spinal cords of babies born alive at his Philadelphia clinic. Investigators say Gosnell routinely performed illegal late-term abortions and used scissors to kill viable babies born in his filthy office.

     

    Gosnell is awaiting trial in Common Pleas Court but also faces federal drug charges.

    AP-NJ–Right Now,1180Latest New Jersey news, sports, business and entertainment%reldate(2012-09-12T06:05:00   CAMDEN-PCP   Camden police arrest 50 in new drug crackdown   (Information in the following story is from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.philly.com)   CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A drug crackdown in Camden has ramped up since the PCP-related slayings of two children in the last month.   Police tell The Philadelphia Inquirer that they have arrested more than 50 people on drug charges in the North Camden neighborhood in the past week. Thirty-three people were arrested at one drug-selling operation, police say.   Police say they have given $500 awards to two tipsters who gave details that led to arrests of people selling PCP or PCP-laced marijuana.   Authorities believe the man accused of killing of a 6-year-old boy on Sept. 2 was high on “wet,” or PCP laced with marijuana.   A woman who decapitated her 2-year-old son then killed herself last month is also believed to have been on the drug.   BODY FOUND IN LAKE   Fisherman finds man’s body in NJ lake   BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Officials say a fisherman found a man’s body in a New Jersey lake.   The Burlington County Prosecutor’s office says officials are trying to determine the identity of the man and determined how he died.   The man was found in Sylvan Lake in Burlington Township around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday.   FLIGHT 93 PASSENGER-SON CHARGED   Son of Flight 93 passenger facing Pa. charges   (Information in the following story is from: Bucks County Courier Times, http://www.phillyburbs.com)   MORRISVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The son of one of the passengers killed during the crash of hijacked Flight 93 is facing criminal charges in suburban Philadelphia.   The Bucks County Courier Times says 28-year-old Joseph Nacke appeared in court in Bucks County on Tuesday — the 11th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.   Authorities charged Nacke, who lists addresses in Clementon and Pittman, N.J., in a January 2011 convenience store holdup as well as car break-ins.   Morrisville District Judge Michael Burns on Tuesday ordered him to stand trial on robbery and terroristic threat charges.   Defense attorney John Fioravanti Jr. says his client didn’t commit the gunpoint robbery.   Nacke is the eldest son of Louis Nacke, 42, of New Hope, who was one of 40 passengers and crew members killed when Flight 93 crashed.   TEACHER OF YEAR-SEX ASSAULT   Court for lauded NJ teacher accused of student sex   NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A woman who was named 2011’s Essex County Teacher of the Year is due in court on charges that she had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old male student.   Erica DePalo faces aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and child endangerment charges.   Prosecutors say the 33-year-old Montclair resident had a relationship with a student in her honors English class. They say the affair started in June and ended recently.   School officials say DePalo has been indefinitely suspended from her job teaching English at West Orange High School.   Prosecutors have not said how they learned of the alleged relationship.   DePalo’s bail has been set at $100,000. It’s not clear if she had retained an attorney.   She’s due in court Wednesday morning in Newark.   CHILD PORN-PLEA   NJ woman admits roles in sex acts involving 2 kids   TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman has pleaded guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old boy, then directing the boy and an 8-year-old girl to engage in a sex act that she photographed.   As part of a plea deal, 21-year-old Rachael Baker of Winslow Township could be sentenced to 10 years in prison with no eligibility for parole for more than eight years.   She pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated sex assault, conspiracy and child endangerment.   Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 14.   Baker was arrested in January 2011. Also arrested was Gary Cramer. Authorities say he directed her to photograph the children engaged in oral sex.   Both Cramer and Stephanie Bennett of Woodbine are awaiting trial. She is accused of performing oral sex on a baby. Both have pleaded not guilty.   PUBLIC WORKS-PLEA   NJ public works head pleads guilty to corruption   TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The head of a northern New Jersey department of public works has pleaded guilty to using municipal workers for household chores, personal projects and political campaigning while billing the township for their pay.   New Jersey’s attorney general says James Wiley pleaded guilty Tuesday to official misconduct charges in Superior Court in Hudson County.   Prosecutors say the 67-year-old routinely using North Bergen employees to clean and repair his home, including installing a hot tub and putting up Christmas lights. Work was often done on Saturdays, when employees were paid overtime. Prosecutors say Wiley falsified their paperwork to make it look like township work.   He also admitted to using workers for on-the-clock political campaign work.   Wiley recently retired.   BENTLEYS STOLEN   2 Bentleys stolen from NJ car dealership   PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Police say thieves took a pair of Bentley luxury cars after they were left with their engines running outside a dealership in Parsippany.   The total value of the two cars is more than $400,000.   Police tell NJ.com that it happened Saturday evening at Paul Miller Bentley.   The cars were running as they were being moved to get away from possible flooding.   They say employees noticed two men get out of a red BMW that pulled up to the store and drive off in the luxury cars.   They watched as all the Bentleys and the BMW were driven onto nearby Interstate 80.   No arrests have been made.   BLACK MARKET LICENSES   Woman sentenced in NJ black market license ring   JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey motor vehicles clerk has been sentenced for her role in what prosecutors say was a ring that illegally sold driver licenses designed to guard against fraud.   Sonia Noel was sentenced to four years in prison in state Superior Court in Hudson County.   The 49-year-old Union City resident was ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution and is barred from public employment.   Noel, who was a clerk at the Jersey City Motor Vehicle Agency, pleaded guilty June 22 to entering false information into the agency’s database for people who lacked the required identification to get licenses.   She was among 40 people charged in December 2011, including her daughter, Melody, who was sentenced to probation.   TULANE PLAYER-LEGRAND   LeGrands reach out to family of hurt Tulane player   NEW YORK (AP) — The mother of paralyzed Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand is reaching out to the parents of the Tulane player whose spinal cord was severely injured during a game.   Karen LeGrand tells The Associated Press on Tuesday she and her son will make themselves available to Devon Walker and his family in any way they can.   Walker was hurt trying to make a tackle Saturday in Tulane’s game at Tulsa. He underwent three hours of surgery the next day and was in stable condition Monday at a Tulsa hospital. The long-term prognosis is still not clear.   Eric LeGrand injured his spine in 2010 while making tackle during a game against Army. He was paralyzed below the shoulders. Now he is able to do physical therapy five days a week, with the hope of walking again.   AP-WF-09-12-12 0611GMT

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