April 27, 2017

Real estate listing for indicted D.A. Seth Williams' home highlights its 'new roof'

District Attorney Seth Williams has put his house on the market as he prepares to defend himself against the federal corruption charges brought down on him last month.

Williams' Overbrook Farms house is listed on the real estate site Trulia for $449,900, CityandStatePA first reported.

The house has four bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, a two-car garage, hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace, and an updated kitchen.

More notably, the listing also highlights Williams' home's new roof and includes photos of the living room area showing a large, brown sectional sofa. 

Federal officials announced more than 20 corruption charges against Williams, 50, in March. The offenses include 10 counts of promoting bribery, two counts of extortion and 11 counts of wire fraud for alleged illegal activities conducted while serving as the city's district attorney.

In January, the Philadelphia Board of Ethics fined Williams more than $60,000 for failing to disclose $160,000 in gifts – including a $45,000 new roof for his Overbrook Farms home.

Federal officials also detailed text messages between two business owners, from who Williams allegedly accepted thousands of dollars in gifts in exchange for favors. Investigators allege a February 2012 thread of texts between Mohammad Ali and Williams concerned a $3,200 couch that Ali allegedly bought for him.

"Is that it?" Ali texted, according to the indictment.

"That is the exact one ... but the special order color Chocolate," Williams replied.

Although, the couch is not included in the sale of the house, CityandState reported.

Gov. Tom Wolf, Mayor Jim Kenney and the Philadelphia Bar Association all have called for Williams to resign.

Williams' attorney, Thomas Burke, did not immediately return a request for comment Thursday.

The primaries for the district attorney's race will be held on May 16.