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Former Reading Mayor Found Guilty In Corruption Trial

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A former Reading mayor has been found guilty in a federal corruption trial. Jurors in Philadelphia came back with a verdict Thursday evening against Vaughn Spencer after less than three hours of deliberations. The jury found the 71-year-old Spencer guilty of nine counts of bribery, one count of wire fraud, and one count of conspiracy. Prosecutors say the former Democrat mayor sought to keep large sums of cash flowing to his 2015 re-election effort and made it clear to donors he would withhold official action from those not providing satisfactory campaign contributions.

VAUGHN SPENCER

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