• Philadelphia Narcotics Officers Acquitted in Federal Corruption Trial

    Justice was served on May 14, when members of a Philadelphia jury acquitted six police officers of 47 federal corruption charges. Defense attorney, Michael J. Diamondstein, who served as defense counsel for former Officer John Speiser, was among the many to praise the jury’s decision and speak against those who were quick to judge and condemn his client and fellow officers.

  • Philadelphia man enters guilty plea in child porn case

    Anthony Vassallo, 45, of the 2400 block of Gaul Street, had been arraigned on 82 counts of possessing child pornography in 2010. Under the negotiated plea deal worked out between Assistant District Attorney Joe Lesniak and defense attorney Michael Diamondstein, Vassallo will serve 15 consecutive weekends at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility in Concord with the remainder to be served on electronic home monitoring.