Boxing promoter charged with bribing state official
Additional criminal charges have been filed against a Delaware County boxing promoter already accused of fixing fights, the Attorney General's office announced Wednesday.
Last month Damon Richard Feldman, 40, of Broomall, was charged with rigging a number of celebrity matches and not having the required license for six events held between September 2008 and September 2009, most in Delaware County.
The new bribery charge stems from a Sept. 2008 fight promoted by Feldman where he allegedly offered a bribe to a Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission inspector who was concerned about unsafe conditions, according to a press release.
Feldman is also now charged with theft for allegedly making false claims that charitable contributions from the fights proceeds would benefit slain Philadelphia police officers and area soldiers.
Feldman - whose stars have included radio personality Danny Bonaduce and former baseball slugger Jose Canseco - is currently free on $50,000 unsecured bail.