Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams will not continue his bid for re-election. He has been rumored to be under FBI investigation and had a record fine levied against him by the Philadelphia Ethics Board.
“I have let you down,” Williams said during a press conference, according to Billy Penn.
“I have made regrettable mistakes in my personal life and personal financial life that cast an unnecessary shadow” over the work of the District Attorney’s Office, Williams said Friday according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The race for Philadelphia District Attorney will be the main focus in Philadelphia this year. The field of candidates for the Democratic primary now includes Judge Teresa Carr Deni, Michael Untermeyer, Joe Khan, and Rich Negrin.