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A person familiar with the federal investigation said it focused on the union's finances and its support of the political campaigns of Mayor Kenney and state Supreme Court Justice Kevin Dougherty, who is Dougherty's brother.Federal authorities are also scrutinizing Dougherty's personal finances and taxes, the source said.Later, the state investigation began to explore another brawl at the same work site after the Inquirer reported that Dougherty had suffered a cut on the head in a May 2014 confrontation with a different group of nonunion workers there.In that clash, Dougherty said he was hurt when struck by a brick thrown by a nonunion crew.Kane agreed to investigate after Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams appealed for state prosecutors to step in.Williams said he and his prosecutors had to bow out because he had "a long-standing professional relationship with Mr.

Police said both sides threw objects at each other.Dougherty has said the brothers' complaints had no merit.Dougherty and the Pestronks later put their differences behind them, with Dougherty saying he wished the union had found a way to work with the brothers sooner.At the time, Dougherty denied that his union was doing anything but conducting "a peaceful, lawful protest." "Ken Weinstein is a greedy profiteer," the union leader said in a statement to the media in 2014."Weinstein is a fraud and has been put on legal notice to cease and desist with his lies about Local 98." Before the conflict with Weinstein, the developers of a million apartment rehab in the city's Loft District faced stiff union resistance, including months of picketing in 2012, after refusing to hire union labor.Kane is to go on trial Monday on perjury and other charges in an unrelated criminal case, and her law license has been suspended pending the outcome of that trial.

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