News: Updates

March 29, 2021

Case Update: NJ Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads Guilty To Unlawful Contact With A Minor

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that Joshua Padilla, a former sheriff’s deputy from New Jersey, has pleaded guilty to seeking sexual contact with an undercover law enforcement agent who was posing as a 14-year-old girl.

Case Update: Former Chester County Sheriff Pleads To Charges of Theft

March 23, 2021

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that former Chester County Sheriff Carolyn Welsh and former deputy Harry McKinney have pleaded to charges of theft and diversion of services for using Chester County payroll funds to compensate employees for volunteer work, performed both on and off duty, at private charity events. Since taking office in 2017, Attorney General Shapiro has made 87 public corruption arrests.

CASE UPDATE: Lancaster Woman Sentenced to State Prison for Toddler’s Murder

December 9, 2020

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that Angela Diaz, the Lancaster county woman charged with the 2017 death of a 2-year-old girl in her custody, has been sentenced to 15-30 years in state prison.

Case Update: Lancaster Co. Psychiatrist Pleads Guilty to Illegally Prescribing Drugs

September 3, 2020

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro today said the Lancaster County psychiatrist charged in June with illegally prescribing drugs to patients pleaded guilty to charges and will serve six months of house arrest, five years of probation, pay a $50,000 fine, have his Pennsylvania medical license suspended, and perform 50 hours of community service.