Former Reading Mayor Spencer's federal trial delayed

Former Reading mayor's federal trial delayed

Former Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer departs the federal courthouse in Philadelphia on August 1, 2017. An indictment accuses Spencer of engaging in a series of pay-to-play schemes in which he allegedly sold the power of his office in exchange for campaign contributions.

Former Reading mayor's federal trial delayed

PHILADELPHIA - The pay-to-play trial of former Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer has been delayed.

Spencer's trial was supposed to start March 5, but it's been postponed, with no new start date set, court officials announced Friday.

Spencer faces nine counts of bribery and two other charges. He has pleaded not guilty.

Former Reading School Board President Rebecca Acosta also faces charges. Her trial was supposed to start in March as well, but that has also been delayed.

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