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More City Hall Indictments
Via Catherine Lucey of the Daily News, we get word that there are some new indictments coming out of City Council's chambers today, this time courtesy of the Chief of Staff of GOP Councilman, Jack Kelly:
City Councilman Jack Kelly's chief, Chris Wright, and three men involved in local land development were indicted this morning on federal corruption charges. Federal investigators say Wright used his post to help real estate developers Ravinder and Hardeep Chawla and their attorney Andrew Teitelman. Wright, the indictment said, received $16,000 in cash, gifts, a free apartment near Rittenhouse square and free legal services.
Check out the rest at Philly Clout.
How about this? How about some statements from City Councilpeople that when staffers are indicted, it is an indictment on how they, too, are running their offices? I know there is a level of collegiality involved in City Council, and I am sure it is somewhat necessary. But at some point, the 'good apples' are going to have to realize that staying quiet when their colleagues bring embarrassment to their whole legislative body, and to our city, is just not OK.
I know that when previous indictments (and later guilty pleas) came out of Donna Miller's office, I received emails from multiple staffers saying that they wish they could speak out, because the job they took pride in was being denigrated.
Maybe it is time for their bosses to step up to the plate?