Former Reading Mayor Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Corruption Charges

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Former Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer is free on $50,000 bail after pleading not guilty to federal corruption charges.

Spencer appeared at a Tuesday afternoon hearing in Philadelphia federal court.

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Spencer was indicted last week, along with Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski and three alleged co-conspirators.

Spencer is charged with bribery and fraud for allegedly taking part in pay-to-play schemes.

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Pawlowski pleaded not guilty to similar charges last week.

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