Why did it take so long for former Providence City Councilman Luis A. Aponte to resign from the council?

In May 2017, former Providence City Councilman Luis A. Aponte was indicted for misuse and embezzlement of campaign funds. Soon after he resigned as president of the council, but it wasn’t until July 29 that he resigned his seat on the council following his nolo contendere plea for felony embezzlement. Why did it take so…

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