Report: FBI looking into Philadelphia judges

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that federal investigators have sought financial and campaign records from a number of city judges.

The Inquirer also reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/1aK1gPR ) that agents have interviewed judges and political figures as part of a wide-ranging investigation over the last year.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia wouldn’t comment.

The Inquirer reports that convicted tax-evader Samuel Kuttab says the FBI had also interviewed participants in a series of monthly dinners attended by Democratic city officeholders and others.

Before he was convicted, Kuttab ran a 300-employee security guard firm that won city contracts and raised money for city Democratic candidates.

He also won a 2011 court case in which his business was sued by a fire-alarm company over a $2,700 debt.

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