City Hall staffers arrested on extortion charges plead not guilty

BOSTON (WHDH) - Two City Hall staffers pleaded not guilty to federal charges that they pressured organizers of the Boston Calling Music Festival, into hiring union workers.

Chief of Staff Tim Sullivan and Kenneth Brissette, who is in charge of the city’s tourism, are accused of pressuring the organizers by withholding city permits and approvals for the 2014 festival.

They are both out of jail on bond.

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