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Former Philadelphia treasurer sentenced to 10 years for corruption

[JURIST] Former Philadelphia City Treasurer Corey Kemp was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison for corruption. Kemp was convicted in May 2005 [JURIST report] on 20 counts of accepting kickbacks during his time in office [JURIST report] that included gifts, favors and cash after phone conversations recorded by the FBI showed that Kemp and Democratic fundraiser Ronald A. White discussed shaking down businessmen for cash contributions and other payments. Reports of the investigation first surfaced after a bug was discovered in the office of Mayor John F. Street [official website]. Street was never charged and no evidence that he had committed a crime ever came to light, but more than a dozen other people were convicted over the course of the probe. AP has more.

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