A short highlight reel of ousted Philly politicians
Former City Councilmember Bobby Henon on Thursday joined a long list of Philadelphia politicians who resigned from office over corruption scandals.
- Here are some of the most recent politicians to forfeit their office:
Rick Mariano: The former city councilmember was convicted in 2006 of taking nearly $30,000 in bribes from small businesses looking for tax breaks, zoning adjustments and other favors.
- He was sentenced to more than six years but served about four.
Carlos Matos: The ward leader was sentenced to three years in federal prison beginning in 2007 and fined $50,000 for bribing three Atlantic City councilmen over development projects.
- His wife and longtime Philly politico Renee Tartaglione was sentenced to nearly seven years in 2018 for stealing $2 million from a publicly funded mental health clinic.
Chaka Fattah: The former Democratic U.S. representative was convicted in 2016 of bribery, money laundering, fraud, racketeering and other federal charges.
- He was sentenced to 10 years in prison but was released in 2020.
Movita Johnson-Harrell: The ex-state representative pleaded guilty in 2020 to stealing from her own nonprofit.
- She served two months of her prison sentence before being released due to the pandemic.
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