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Monday, July 13, 2015

Pawlowski Cheerleader Ed Disgrace Forced To Recant Libel

Over the years, I've had a number of internet run-ins with one of King Edwin's less erudite soldiers, Ed DeGrace. They go all the way back to 2008, when I wrote about Allentown Mayor Edwin Pawlowski's strong-arm tactics against a 75 year-old woman who dared conduct yard sales outside her Turner Street home. Lagata8484 exploded with vicious diatribes aimed at Lázaro Fuentes (with an á, damn it!), Michael Molovinsky, Scott Armstrong and yours truly. This, I would soon learn, is standard fare from Pawlowski's horde.

Lagata8484 is actually Edward DeGrace, described by Scott Armstrong as a Pawlowski apologist. "He's part of the city machine and will do what he has to do to make sure the machine succeeds." DeGrace, who actually hails from Cape Verde, is a Democratic activist who worked for Pawlowski's 2005 mayoral campaign. He chaired Latinos for a New Lehigh Valley, which donated $8,000 to King Edwin in October 2005, but never filed a campaign finance report indicating where it got its money. I contacted DisGrace and asked him where he got that money, which I believe was laundered by Pawlowski. "I've got nothing to say to you," DisGrace said, and then hung up during a brief phone conversation in 2012.

DisGrace has continued to act as one of Pawlowski's pit bulls, mostly at the ASD: Issues and Discussion Facebook group.

He's been awful quiet since news of the federal investigation has surfaced. On Sunday, he actually retracted some vicious online statements he had made about an ASD employee, after a demand that he do so from Solicitor John Freund. Of course, it was done insincerely, but it's enough to establish that he is a liar.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bernie
How can this guy ignore filing regulation? Why isn't the state after him about this? Bet you couldn't get away with violating the law.

Anonymous said...

Ed was all over Mark Smith's Campaign for ASD school board Facebook page. Can we judge people by the company they keep?

Scott Armstrong

Anonymous said...

In your photo it appears as though the two Eds are attached, as in the movie "The Two Headed Transplant." Wonder if there is one functioning human brain between the two.

Anonymous said...

Just laughing at these horrid, arrogant assholes.

But it really isn't funny.

Anonymous said...

Pawlowski looks like a ventriloquist dummy sitting on big Ed's lap.

Rich Fegley said...

It will be interesting to see if these men will all lie to the FBI like they lied to the Citizens of Allentown. I have called people liars in public meetings and no one has told me I'm wrong? It seems that "little white lies" are ok for these men.

Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, Ed DeGrace was a fairly nice guy before he let politics run his life.

Anonymous said...

@11:21
I've heard that, but when it turns into this sort of thing, it's not politics, it's just thuggery. The legal system needs to stop him before he winds-up hurting someone.

Canary_In_Coalmine said...

Photo caption: Disproving the saying that two Eds are better than one.

Anonymous said...

The difference between this gentleman and Alan Jennings is simply one of volume and style, their purpose is in total sync.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Alan Jennings has personal integrity, something both DisGrace and you, as an anonymous attacker, lack. You have more in common with DeFrace than Jennings.

Anonymous said...

And yet this cowardly blog attack comes from a person who, in qucik succession, lost his job, his career and his family....seemingly, the author of this hate blog has done nothing since, except lash out, bashing anyone and everyone who is a success. I see some unchecked rage problems that are best dealt with in hospitals. Please seek mental help ohare, you are unhinged and crazy

Bernie O'Hare said...

Unlike you and Ed Disgrace, I sign my name and take reponsibility for my words. There are no "cowardly" attacks like you just made.

Anonymous said...

This episode is a fitting testimony to Jennings integrity. I rest my case.
(......and you damned right I'll remain anonymous. These gangsters still have the power to do some real harm before the final curtain falls.)

Bernie O'Hare said...

4:48, your comment is deleted. If you want to personally attack someone who is not part of this investigation, you are going to have to sign your name - a real one - and accept responsibility. You won't do that bc you are a coward.

Anonymous said...

The principal of remaining Anonymous is a central tenet of the program that has guided us both, sir.
You have a friend who is long entrenched in the inner circle of this affair. You have done some excellent work here and now you have to make a tough decision.
It's your integrity that's on the line here sir, not mine. I remain, anonymous.
I wish you luck and thank you for your invaluable contribution.

Anonymous said...

You scooped the Morning Call by days on the wire story because people believed in your commitment to the task at hand.
Stay the course, sir.
Anonymous

Anonymous said...

Rat Fink Fleck wore a wire to snitch out his boss. What integrity! But this act of betrayal only highlights the piss poor judgement of King Edwin in trusting Fleckster to begin with. Just a company of thieves...

Anonymous said...

I wonder if they cheated when they played poker together?