The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that a deal was reached between prosecutors and Williams’ lawyers after they had been quietly speaking to each other in the courtroom. Williams was not present for the discussions.
No details on the plea are available.
Update: Williams plead guilty to one count relating to accepting a bribe. As part of the deal, Williams will resign from his position. Williams faces up to five years in prison. He will be sentenced on October 24th. Williams was ordered to be held in custody until he is sentenced.