Former Philadelphia City Councilman Bobby Hennon is expected to learn his fate on Wednesday Convicted of federal corruption-related offenses Over a year ago.
First elected in 2011 and a Democrat representing northeast Philadelphia, Henon, who was convicted in a federal trial in November 2021, is a powerful Labor leader and former leader of the IBEW Local 98 Electricians Union. A certain John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty was also killed.
It turned out that Doherty had bribed Henon for access to power and decision-making at City Hall, and that Henon had received a salary and other things of value from Doherty, the federal prosecutor’s office said. Doherty was found guilty of eight counts and Henon was found guilty of ten counts..
Henon faces up to 20 years in prison for the most serious crimes.However, NBC10’s coverage partner KYW News Radio reports Federal prosecutors will instead seek terms of eight to nine years.
In January 2022, Henon submitted his resignation to Philadelphia City Council Speaker Darrell.Henon had previously vowed to keep his seat pending judgment. resigned as chairman of four committees of the city council Shortly after the 2021 conviction.
Doherty faces two more trials before a verdict is handed down, KYW Newsradio reported.
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