Brother of mayor pleads not guilty
The older brother of Philadelphia Mayor John F. Street pleaded not guilty to charges that he failed to pay taxes on $2 million in income and took consulting fees from companies that wanted city contracts.
Prosecutors said that soon after his brother took office in 2000, T. Milton Street Sr., 67, began working as a high-priced consultant to companies that later won city contracts. One firm paid Street, a longtime hot dog vendor, a $30,000-a-month consulting fee and did not require him to work, authorities said.
Street and two other businessmen face charges of mail and wire fraud, filing false tax returns and related counts.