Philadelphia Labor Union Leader, Councilman Indicted on Public Corruption Charges


Dougherty and Henon are looking forward to clear their names in court

Meanwhile, Henry E. Hockeimer Jr., one of the lawyers representing Dougherty, rejected the allegations against his client.

According to him, “To allege that John in any way attempted to defraud the union he cares about so deeply is preposterous. He looks forward to his day in court and the opportunity to clear his name.”

In a post on Facebook, Henon wrote, “I want to make clear: I have done nothing wrong. I have spent 28 years proudly working for Local 98. In 2011, I ran for City Council to give a voice to honest union men and women, working Philadelphians and those in need of a strong voice to represent them in this great city.”

In addition, he said, “I have always reported every penny of my union income to the City, and the State. I have never committed fraud in my life. I have always served my constituents with honesty, integrity and have always put my constituents and the people of Philadelphia first.”

Furthermore,  the Philadelphia councilman promised to continue to serve his constituents and clear his name.