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Jury Seated in Philly DA Seth Williams Federal Corruption Trial

Jury selection begins in bribery trial of District Attorney Seth Williams

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    The corruption trial of Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams began Monday. Lauren Mayk has the details on the trial's developments. 

    (Published Monday, June 19, 2017)

    A jury has seen seated in the federal corruption case levied against Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams.

    Williams, 50, is accused of taking bribes in exchange for legal favors. Jury selection began Monday in federal court in Philadelphia.

    The primary jurors and alternates include 14 women and two men.

    Prosecutors say Williams accepted gifts such as an all-inclusive vacation to the Dominican Republic, a couch and a Jaguar convertible from two separate business owners between 2010 and 2015. They say Williams leveraged his connections as the city's top prosecutor to intervene in legal matters on the businessmen's behalf.

    Corruption Trial of Philly DA Seth Williams Gets Underway

    [PHI] Corruption Trial of Philly DA Seth Williams Gets Underway

    Jury selection began Monday in the corruption trial of Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams. NBC10's Pamela Osborne brings us the latest from federal court in Center City.

    (Published Monday, June 19, 2017)

    The two-term Democrat has denied any wrongdoing. He will not seek a third term as district attorney.

    Williams previously served as the city's inspector general and was responsible for investigating corruption and misconduct.

    Opening statements in the case will begin Tuesday.