Disgraced Philadelphia City Councilmember Bobby Henon has relinquished his roles on legislative committees following his conviction on public corruption charges, according to an internal memo.
Driving the news: Council President Darrell Clarke told council members in a memo Wednesday that Henon decided to step down from four committees, according to the document obtained by Axios.
- The move comes two days after Henon was found guilty of bribery and conspiracy charges in a federal trial alongside union boss John Dougherty.
Context: Henon, a three-term Democrat who represents District 6 in the northeast, was serving as chair of the Public Property and Public Works and Licenses and Inspections committees.
- He was also vice chairperson of the Finance and Public Health and Human Services committees.
- Henon is not required to resign from office until the time of his sentencing, which is set for February.
What's next: Clarke will consult with Democratic leadership to fill the vacancies, according to the memo.
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