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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The seventh day of the federal corruption trial against Philadelphia labor union boss John Dougherty and city councilmember Bobby Henon is now underway. Prosecutors shifted their focus to Henon in Wednesday’s testimony.

Steve Robertson, the chief of staff for the city’s Office of Innovation and Technology, took the stand and testified about Henon’s actions during a labor dispute over the Verizon Fios build-out in 2016.

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Prosecutors said Henon got contributions from the union representing Verizon employees. In exchange, they claim the union going his support in both labor negotiations and political contributions.

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Henon’s defense team says he was working in the best interest of the city.

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The trial resumed at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

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Emiliano Sala death flight: Man in court over doomed plane crash that killed footballer

A PILOT arrived at court today to stand trial over the death of football star Emiliano Sala after his flight crashed in the English Channel.

David Henderson, 66, is charged over the death of £15million striker Sala, 28, who was killed on the flight to Britain from his French club Nantes.

3David Henderson, 66, has arrived at court to stand trial over the death of football star Emiliano SalaCredit: AFP 3The 28-year-old striker died in a plane crash on January 2019Credit: AFP

Henderson recruited David Ibbotson as a last-minute stand-in to fly the plane.

Striker Sala was on his way to the UK to sign for Cardiff City when the tragedy happened.

The Argentine ace and pilot Mr Ibbotson died when the plane crashed into the water north of Guernsey on January 21, 2019.

Argentinian Sala was much feted ahead of his planned Premier League move.

There was a huge outpouring of grief following his death with thousands of fans leaving tributes at the stadium.

Sala’s body was recovered the following month, but the body of 59-year-old Ibbotson has not been found.

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Henderson was originally feared to be on the plane because his bank details had been used to book the flight.

He allegedly recruited Mr Ibbotson for return flights that weekend heading to and from France both with Sala on board.

He flew from Cardiff on January 18 before the fatal flight from Nantes on January 21.

Henderson had been charged under the Air Navigation Order (2016).

He is also accused of attempting to discharge a passenger.

Henderson, of the East Riding of Yorkshire, will face a two-week trial in front of a High Court Judge in the prosecution brought by the Civil Aviation Authority.

3Footage showed the wreckage of the plane on the bed of the English ChannelCredit: PA
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