Indicted Philly Councilman No-Shows for Meeting, Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Charges

A day after being charged in a sweeping federal indictment as the political pawn of Philadelphia's most powerful union leader, Councilman Bobby Henon pleaded not guilty to bribery, conspiracy and fraud charges and was released on bail, his lawyer says. Henon skipped the regularly scheduled city council session Thursday morning but introduced, via proxy, legislation that would "explore economic crimes and other unfair practices within the city's construction industry."

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