Street: I’m Not Guilty
T. Milton Street Sr., 67, appeared very briefly in federal court in Philadelphia to enter the plea.
Prosecutors said that soon after his brother took office in 2000, Street began hiring himself out as a high-priced consultant to companies that wanted to do business with the city. One firm paid Street, who is a longtime hot dog vendor, a $30,000-a-month consulting fee and required him to do no work, authorities said.
He and two other businessmen face charges of mail and wire fraud, filing false tax returns and related counts.
One of those businessman, Matthias A. Schwabe, plans to plead guilty to mail fraud and filing a false tax return and plans to testify against Street, his lawyer said.
“If the government wants him to be a witness, he will,” said Harvey A. Sernovitz, the lawyer for Schwabe, 38, of Malvern.
Schwabe had worked for one of the companies that hired Street as a consultant, Philadelphia Airport Services, as facilities maintenance manager.
I haven’t seen any pictures of Milton Street’s court appearance. Given his latest public image, I’m going to go out on a limb and say his jacket was from the House of Sanford.
Update: Hmm. See for yourself.