Philadelphia DA Belatedly Reports $160K Worth Of Eagles Tickets, Airfare, Roof Repairs And More

Aug 16, 2016

 

 

Philadelphia Eagles players stand on the sidelines during the National Anthem before a preseason NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016.
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Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has belatedly reported receiving $160,000 in gifts from friends, including $45,000 worth of roof repairs and other home improvements.

Philly.com reports the Democrat omitted the gifts on annual statements of financial interest he filed from 2010 to 2015.

Williams issued a statement through his 2017 re-election campaign citing "the need for greater transparency."

His attorney, Samuel Stretton, called the omissions a "terrible mistake."

Stretton is trying to negotiate penalties with the Pennsylvania Ethics Commission and the Philadelphia Board of Ethics. He says Williams "wasn't paying attention" to reporting responsibilities and wrongly thought some gifts from close friends didn't need to be reported.

They also include nearly $21,000 in free airfare for vacations and sideline passes for Philadelphia Eagles games from 2011 to 2015.