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Monday, July 19, 2021 3:32 PM

‘A LAUGHING JURY NEVER CONVICTS’ Charles Peruto wants to bring his unique style to the D.A.’s office

In passing, Peruto calls himself a “law and order” guy, which sounds strange coming from a mouthpiece whose clients include organized crime figures.

“One is my living, one is personal philosophy,” says Peruto, whose campaign slogan is “enough is enough.”

Peruto believes Krasner’s Achilles heel is his arrogance “To those who know him. To those who don’t know him, his lack of respect for the city’s citizens,” he says.

“He’s not going to budge from his agenda, even if the number becomes 1,000 homicides a year.”

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 8:13 AM

Even cops who were "grilled" by Chuck, say he's the better choice!

Retired Philadelphia Police Deputy Commissioner Joseph P. Sullivan believes in the need for criminal justice reform and police reform, but he also believes that it needs to be done in a thoughtful and reasonable way.

When asked why he was supporting Chuck Peruto for DA against Larry Krasner, Sullivan said:

“What I’ve seen is a disturbing rise in violence, chaos and disorder, and this is not good for the city. I believe it is time to go in a different direction. I remember being grilled by Chuck Peruto on the stand and he is very passionate about what he does. I think he will be a moderate DA, one who will continue with reform and hold police officers accountable. When a police officer breaks the law, he will be arrested and prosecuted, but in kind, I believe Peruto will vigorously pursue violent criminals. There is a small number of people in our city that are wreaking havoc and there is an epidemic of gun violence in our city that needs to be addressed."

Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:40 PM

Death and De-Prosecution in Philadelphia - The city’s district attorney won’t fight crime even as the body count rises.

Since taking office, Krasner has pursued a policy of de-prosecution—the decision not to prosecute certain crimes regardless of whether they actually took place—as homicides have spiked. Under Krasner, Philadelphia is on track to set two city records: the lowest number of felony prosecutions in modern history and the highest number of homicides.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:51 PM

Philadelphia Weekly - ‘I’M GOING TO KICK KRASNER’S ASS’

If elected DA, Charles Peruto first would go after drug organizations.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:23 AM

The Philadelphia Bar Association - District Attorney Candidates’ Forum

The Philadelphia Bar Association hosted a virtual forum Monday featuring the three candidates for Philadelphia District Attorney – incumbent Larry Krasner, Democratic challenger Carlos Vega and Republican candidate Charles Peruto. One of the first public forums featuring the three candidates, the event attracted nearly 600 attendees.

Candidates were asked questions on a variety of issues related to the administration of justice in Philadelphia, including questions submitted by the audience through the Zoom QA feature. Riley Ross, chairman of the Association’s Board of Governors, acted as moderator. The event was organized by the Association’s Criminal Justice Section, City Policy Committee, Civil Rights Committee, and Government and Public Service Lawyers Committee.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:20 AM

The Republican Zone: Voices of Change with Guest Chuck Peruto

Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:19 AM

Re-Entry Point of view with guest Chuck Peruto

Tracey L. Fisher speaks to Chuck Peruto about the state of crime in Philadelphia, gun violence, the Philadelphia DA race, and how best to prosecute crime in Philadelphia.

Thursday, March 4, 2021 6:16 PM

Northeast Times: Peruto wants Crack at Krasner

The Republican City Committee has endorsed lawyer Chuck Peruto for district attorney.

City party chairwoman Martina White noted that homicides have increased 36 percent this year compared to 2020, when Philadelphia had 499 murders....

Friday, February 19, 2021 6:17 PM

Big Trial: (Krasner) D.A. Covers Up Wall Memorializing Cops Killed In Line Of Duty

In a move that's sure to offend every cop in the city, District Attorney Larry Krasner's office has covered up a "Wall of Remembrance" that features plaques honoring some 200 hero cops who died in the line of duty.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:31 PM

Delaware Valley Journal - Could This Be The End of Krasner?

Peruto’s message is succinct and clear and avoids the grandstanding rhetoric of a social experiment: “Reduce gun violence in the city.”

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 4:36 PM

NBC 10 Philadelphia: Well-Known Philadelphia Lawyer Charles Peruto Enters District Attorney Race

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:00 PM The Dom Giordano Program

Chuck Peruto Jr., top attorney from Philadelphia, joins the Dom Giordano Program to announce his candidacy in the District Attorney race, as a Republican, against incumbent Larry Krasner. First, Peruto explains why he’s willing to leave his day job to work for the public, telling that the city has gotten to such a point where he believes he has no other option. Then, Peruto explains why his experience as a criminal defense attorney would apply well to what needs to be done in the city, explaining how his experience in the field differs from current DA Krasner.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:53 PM

FOX29: Defense attorney Charles Peruto announces run as Republican for Philadelphia DA

PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia defense attorney Charles Peruto Jr. has announced he will run as a Republican against Larry Krasner in May's election for DA. Peruto says Krasner has been too soft on crime and he intends to change that if elected.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 5:36 PM

Telemundo62: Chuck Peruto se lanza a la candidatura de fiscal de distrito

Charles Peruto Jr., un conocido abogado defensor de Filadelfia, anunció el martes su candidatura al escaño de fiscal de distrito de la ciudad.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 5:31 PM

NBC Philadelphia: Well-Known Philadelphia Lawyer Enters District Attorney Race

Philadelphia defense attorney Charles Peruto Jr. announced Tuesday that he is running as a Republican in the race for Philadelphia District Attorney. Peruto could pose a general election challenge to Democratic DA Larry Krasner.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 5:14 PM

KYW News Radio: Another candidate enters the race for Philadelphia district attorney

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A well-known defense attorney in Philadelphia has tossed his hat into the ring for the city’s district attorney....

Charles Peruto Jr. speaks outside the Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice
Philadelphia to announce his run for district attorney, Feb. 9, 2021. 
Photo credit Kristen Johanson/KYW Newsradio

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 2:23 PM

Philadelphia Inquirer: High-profile Philly lawyer Chuck Peruto is challenging DA Larry Krasner as a Republican

A. Charles “Chuck” Peruto Jr., a defense attorney with a flair for the flamboyant, pointed Tuesday to the revolving doors at the city’s Criminal Justice Center and said that’s how his clients view the system under District Attorney Larry Krasner....


Monday, February 8, 2021 6:32 PM

6abc: Candidates for Philadelphia District Attorney emerge

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- With a primary election just over three months away, we're getting a clearer picture of who is vying for a spot on the ballot in the race for Philadelphia district attorney.

On Monday Chuck Peruto, a criminal defense attorney famous for representing high-profile clients such as reputed mob boss Joey Merlino and convicted serial murderer Gary Heidnik, announced he'd be running for Philadelphia District Attorney as a Republican candidate.

Monday, February 8, 2021 12:23 PM

Philadelphia Magazine: Chuck Peruto Says He's Officially Running for District Attorney

The Lawyer who defended Joey Merlino and Hary Heidnik blames DA Larry Krasner for the city's surge in gun violence....

Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:22 PM

Philadelphia Magazine: Chuck Peruto Explains Why He Must Run Against Larry Krasner for Philly D.A.

The well-known criminal defense attorney voted for Krasner. Now, he's ready to unseat him...


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