FBI Probe of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice McCaffery?

/ 11.Jun, 2013

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the FBI is investigating referral fees received by Lise Rapaport, the wife and chief aide of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery.   The Inquirer has previously reported on the fees received by Ms. Rapaport, including an $821,000 payment from the firm Fodera, Long & Lalli following a settlement of $7.5 million medical malpractice action.  According to the Inquirer, Chief Justice Castille, who has been involved in a public feud with Justice McCaffery, has “urged fellow justices to consider whether McCaffery might have violated the state Ethics Act if he gave his wife permission to make the referrals and earn the fees.”  The FBI would neither confirm nor deny the existence of an investigation.

-Josh J.T. Byrne, Esquire