Councilman cleared of criminal allegations

June 17, 2008 10:05:31 AM PDT
Curtis Jones, Jr. was facing allegations that he used tax payer dollars to benefit his campaign.

But we now have new details of the investigation into Jones' dealings when he was the president and CEO of the Philadelphia Commercial Development Corporation.

Jones has been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing during his days heading up the PCDC. The decision comes at the conclusion of a lengthy investigation that started during election season last year.

"This allegation is in the same posture as the other ones, without any foundation in fact," Philadelphia District Attorney Lynn Abraham said during a news conference Tuesday morning.

Democrat incumbent Carol Campbell made the allegations during a heated primary battle.

"The investigation was poorly done. It ignored findings to the contrary by their own staff.. They engaged in flawed reasoning and they made allegations not supported in law or in fact," Abraham said.

Jones maintained from the start that he had not done anything wrong and that he would be exonerated.