A female companion of Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams was sentenced to probation, restitution, and anger management classes Wednesday for slashing the tires on two city-owned vehicles parked outside of Williams' house last year.
Stacey Cummings, 47, whom Williams listed as his girlfriend on financial statements from 2012 and 2014, was sentenced to a year of probation under what is known as the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program.
The program allows those with no prior criminal record to have their cases expunged if all conditions of their sentence are met.
According to statements made in court, Cummings has already paid full restitution - $845 - and completed anger management classes.
During the informal hearing in Philadelphia Municipal Court, Judge Sharon Williams-Losier did not sit at the bench. Instead, she sat in plain clothes at the prosecution table with the prosecutor, Delaware County Assistant District Attorney Geoff Paine, Cummings, and Cummings' defense attorney, Greg Pagano.
The Delaware County District Attorney's Office prosecuted the case to avoid any potential conflicts of interest, given Williams' relationship with Cummings.
At one point during the sentencing, Pagano made a request of Williams-Losier, but did so in a whisper so quiet that observers in the front row could not hear what he said.
Williams-Losier, who took both attorneys to her chamber for a sidebar before the hearing started, did not at any point ask Pagano to raise his voice so those in the open courtroom could hear him.
Following the sentencing, Cummings and Pagano refused to answer any questions from reporters. Williams-Losier did not return a call for comment and Paine referred questions to the Delaware County District Attorney's Office.
Emily Harris, spokeswoman for the Delaware County District Attorney's Office, said the whispered defense request was for the conditions of Cummings' bail to be removed. Among those conditions was that Cummings was not allowed to be in a city-owned vehicle, Harris said.
The request, which was not contested by Paine, was granted by Williams-Losier.
When Cummings confessed to slashing the tires in August, she said she did so because she'd "received some information that was very upsetting and reacted poorly to it," according to court documents.