State Representative Ronald Waters and former State Rep. Harold James are accepting plea deals related to the infamous “Philly Sting” investigation.
According to McCoy and Couloumbis of the Inquirer, Waters plead guilty to nine counts of conflict of interest. He’ll be sentenced to twenty-three months probation and a fine. Waters will also resign from the state legislature.
James, who is pleading to one count of conflict of interest, will receive a year’s probation and a smaller fine.
State Rep. Vanessa Brown, however, will take her case to trial.
The investigation was of course first revealed by the Inquirer in March 2014 in an attempt by Frank Fina to embarrass Kathleen Kane. The Attorney General passed on pursuing indictments, only for Philly DA Seth Williams to step in.
Kane would later retaliate by leaking a story to make Fina look bad.
This episode led to a long string of events that have culminated in the current crisis the Attorney General finds herself in.