Jury Seated in Philly DA Seth Williams Federal Corruption Trial

Jury selection begins in bribery trial of District Attorney Seth Williams

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.

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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.

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.

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