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Villanova man indicted for allegedly bribing a City of Philadelphia employee

October 20, 2011

Philadelphia, October 4, 2011 – A joint investigation conducted by the Philadelphia Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has led to the indictment of a 61 year-old Villanova man on suspicion of bribing a City official.

In an attempt to expedite and guarantee the acquisition of a property on the 7100 block of James Street, in the Tacony section of Philadelphia, Daniel Apokorin and several co-conspirators allegedly presented $5,000 cash to a City official, according to the indictment. The City official immediately reported the alleged bribery attempt, spurring an OIG-FBI investigation.

Apokorin and his co-conspirators continued to pursue the property and allegedly gave an additional $5,000 to an undercover federal agent posing as a City official, the indictment said.

Cooperation among the OIG, the FBI and City officials made the case successful, said Inspector General Amy Kurland.

“City employees have provided crucial assistance in many of our cases,” Kurland said. “We should celebrate these honest public servants for standing up against corruption.”

Kurland said the case represented another important step on the road to good government.

“When City employees refuse to sell their integrity, they cast light on a dying stereotype,” Kurland said. “Most City employees are honest and hard-working. They want to earn only what they deserve.”

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