For Philadelphia It’s the Same Story with Different Characters

Following in her predecessor’s footsteps, Philadelphia’s City Representative is accused of mishandling funds meant to improve the city.


Peterkin Bell was charged Tuesday by Attorney General Josh Shapiro with a variety of felony corruption charges…while she served as City Representative, a job that gave her control over the Mayor’s Fund.

Peterkin Bell’s predecessor, Melanie Johnson, was removed from the position for mishandling funds under her control, using the fund’s credit card for questionable personal expenses.

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