Monday, October 30, 2006

Lower Macungie Supervisor May Have Stolen $2.5 Million, But There's No Evidence She Was a Large GOP Contributor

Margaret Szulborski, a 72 year old grandmother and former Lower Macungie Supervisor, was charged last week with pocketing $2.5 million in sewer fees since 1999. Apparently, her luxurious lifestyle extended beyond her $59,000 salary.

Some suggest that, in addition to buying properties and cars, Szulborski was a frequent and large contributor to Republicans seeking office. I've checked contributions to candidates for state and federal offices, but am been unable to check municipal positions online.

Since 2002, Szulborski has contributed $1500 to the following candidates: $100 each to Jim Anthony and Jerry Snyder (unsuccessful judicial candidates); $100 to Ken DeAngelis (unsuccessful state rep. candidate); $700 to Adam Marles (unsuccessful state rep. candidate); and $500 to Charlie Dent, U.S. Congressman.

There's certainly no evidence any of these folks had the slightest idea that anything was amiss. And I've been unable to uncover any evidence that Szulborski made any large contributions.


Dem Fly on the wall said...

Gee, back in March they said it was 1.5 million, now it is 2.5, but could be more, because she has worked at the job since 1991, and they only have records back to 1999. How do you sign up for the "Szulborski" retirement fund? By the way, was Adam Marles related to Blake Marles, the LMT solicitor?
I can't for the life of me figure out how no one on the township audit board never asked about sewer connection fees, with all that growth.


You kidding me, that area is HARDCORE Dent country.

They have to remove their heads from the sand and elsewhere first before they can see whats going on!

Bernie O'Hare said...

DemFly, According to Szulborski's admission, she started doing this in '98, so it clearly is more than $2.5MM. As far as Blake and Adam Marles are concerned, I only know they share the same surname. I don't know that they are related, but that would make sense. I know that Blake either is or was a member of the Republican state committee.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Spike, That area is R country, to be sure.

Anonymous said...

Adam Marles is Blake Marles's son.