2 men not guilty of armed robbery

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DAILY LOCAL NEWS Jonathan Jones Sometimes, he would ride together on the train with 25-year-old Christoper Rhodes, also from Philadelphia, to the Paoli train station, where they would pick up a shuttle to take them to work. Then in December of last year, both men were placed in handcuffs by East Whiteland Police and accused […]

At trial, ex-Coatesville chief portrayed as both dedicated educator and thief

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PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER Michaelle Bond The racist and sexist text messages shocked, angered, and saddened students, parents, and the rest of the Coatesville Area School District. Even worse was the realization that the superintendent and athletic director were the ones exchanging the messages about students and staff on district-issued cellphones. It’s been more than four years since […]

Judge finds weapons case proof lacking


DAILY LOCAL NEWS JENNIFER MILLER VALLEY — A judge dismissed two firearm charges Thursday against a Coatesville man arrested soon after shots were fired in the city. District Judge Grover E. Koon dismissed charges against Derick T. Johnson, 21, who was charged June 4 for having a gun and drugs in a vehicle after shots […]

Hoey Wins Acquittal for Man Accused of Rape in Chester County


ChesCo LAW REVIEW DAVID HENSTELL Mr. Hoey successfully defends a 13 year member of the United States Army, accused of raping his then fiancee in chester county. A Chester County jury acquitted the West Chester man, following a five day jury trial, before the honorable William p Mahon. Mr Hoey successfully demonstrated that the victims […]

Delaware County Judge Suppresses Cocaine Found In Automobile


Following lengthy and difficult pre-trial suppression hearings, a Delaware County Judge ultimately agreed that a Delaware County Man was the subject of an unconstitutional and illegal vehicle stop which led to the recovery of cocaine. Mr. Hoey was able to demonstrate that the police had no legal or constitutional justification to conduct an investigatory stop […]

Philadelphia Man Found Not Guilty in Rape of Lincoln University Student

Philadelphia Man Found Not Guilty in Rape of Lincoln University Student

A Chester County jury acquitted Samuel Johnson of Rape following a three day jury trial before President Judge Riley. Mr. Johnson was represented by Christian Hoey, Esquire of the Law Firm, Rubino & Hoey, LLC. Mr. Hoey successfully argued that Mr. Johnson and the alleged victim engaged in consensual intercourse during the course of a […]

Man Sentenced for Killing Father

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DAILY LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 5, 2013 MICHAEL P. RELLAHAN WEST CHESTER – A conflicted family sat in Senior Judge Thomas Gavin’s courtroom Wednesday and watched as Derek Jordan Smith – son, grandson, nephew, brother and cousin to those in attendance – pleaded guilty to killing his father. “The family is divided,” Deputy District Attorney Michelle […]

Chester County Judge Acquits Coatesville Man of Drug Delivery

Chester County Judge Acquits Coatesville Man of Drug Delivery

President Judge Paula Francisco Ott found Coatesville resident, Nigel Styer not guilty of two counts of possessing more than an ounce of cocaine with the intent to deliver. The Commonwealth alleged that Mr. Styer’s presence during the course of a delivery of one ounce of cocaine to a confidential informant amounted to guilt under the […]

Federal Jury Acquits Philadelphia Man of Selling Cocaine

Federal Jury Acquits Philadelphia Man of Selling Cocaine

In a split verdict, a Federal jury acquitted Muahdihn Cousin-Bey of delivering cocaine to a man who was later arrested and found to possess cocaine following what appeared to be a hand transaction involving Cousin-Bey. Although Mr. Cousin-Bey was found guilty of possessing a firearm, his sentence was considerably diminished as a result of the […]

Death Penalty Avoided in Chester County Double Homicide

Death Penalty Avoided in Chester County Double Homicide

The Defendant was charged with double homicide of two individuals during the course of a drug transaction. The Commonwealth sought the death penalty for Mr. DeJesus because his prior record included a felony aggravated assault conviction. Attorney Rubino, not relying upon the record itself, went into the archives of the Chester County Clerk of Courts […]

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