Former Philly DA Seth Williams disbarred

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Former DA Seth Williams disbarred: Jim Gardner reports on Action News at 11 p.m., October 19, 2017 (WPVI)

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has disbarred Philadelphia's former top prosecutor days before he faces federal court sentencing in a corruption case.

The court's order Thursday regarding Seth Williams was retroactive to April 13, when the court first suspended Williams' license.

He was indicted in March.

Williams, a two-term Democrat, faces up to five years in prison when he's sentenced Tuesday.

The U.S. Attorney's Office has filed a memorandum asking for the maximum sentence, saying Williams' "crimes demand notable punishment."

Williams resigned after pleading guilty in June to accepting a bribe from a businessman in exchange for legal favors.

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