News: Updates

October 25, 2021

Case Update: Father Andrew Kawecki Pleads To Assault Of Eleven-Year-Old Altar Boy

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that a Fayette County priest has pleaded no contest to repeatedly assaulting an 11-year-old altar boy starting in 2004 and continuing until the boy was 14.

CASE UPDATE: West Philadelphia Doctor Pleads To Prescription Practices That Led To The Death of Patient

October 20, 2021

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced today that a West Philadelphia doctor previously charged for irresponsible and dangerous prescription practices that led to the death of his patient was found guilty after pleading no contest and will surrender his medical license.

CASE UPDATE: Former Luzerne Children And Youth Services Director Pleads Guilty To Obstructing Investigations Into Allegations Of Child Abuse

October 14, 2021

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that the former director of Luzerne County’s Children and Youth Services has been convicted by guilty plea to one count of Endangering the Welfare of Children and two counts of Obstruction in Child Abuse Cases. She resigned from her position after she was arrested in July 2021.

Case Update: Lancaster Doctor Pleads Guilty To Unlawful Prescribing

October 1, 2021

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that a Lancaster doctor previously charged with prescribing medications such as Xanax, Adderall, and Subutex outside his legal and ethical practice of medicine has pleaded guilty. Mathews has also given up his license to practice medicine.