JUMPIN’ JACK NEWS FLASH: Councilman Kelly’s Chief Of Staff Steps Aside After Corruption Indictment

wright.jpgPHILLY CLOUT: As predicted in today’s Daily News, City Councilman Jack Kelly’s chief of staff, Chris Wright, is leaving his job — maybe for good, maybe not. Wright was indicted two weeks ago, along with Kelly’s campaign treasurer and two brothers who had made substantial campaign contributions to the councilman. Wright is on unpaid leave, as of today. MORE

PREVIOUSLY: City Councilman Jack Kelly’s chief, Chris Wright, [pictured making O-Face behind his boss] 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. “According to this indictment, Wright was bought by the Chawlas so that he would serve their interests, and ultimately his own, instead of the public’s,” acting U.S. Attorney Lauri Magid said in a press release this morning. MORE

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