Six days after skipping out of a Brooklyn courtroom with a slap on the wrist, Northeast Philadelphia’s most infamous Batman impersonator found himself once again behind bars locally.
Laborers with the city cleanup program used it to evict homeowners under bogus pretenses and steal their possessions. Nine of them admitted their roles.
Jury selection in the trial of five former city workers accused of ransacking homes began Tuesday. The trial itself was expected to begin late Wednesday or Thursday this week.
There was a good chance that Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua wouldn’t be in court last week.
Batman’s leotards must be made of Teflon, because nothing seems to stick to the Northeast Philly guy who often likes to dress up as the caped crusader.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry might be leading the national polls for the Republican presidential nomination, but former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears to have pretty good support in Philadelphia.
A cardinal is due in court. Maybe.
The former political powerhouse from the Northeast could get 18 months to 24 years in prison for corruption. “I let you down,” he said in a statement to voters.
As former state House Speaker John Perzel awaits trial next month on corruption charges, three co-defendants were in court last week pleading guilty.