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Monday, January 04, 2016

Another Fed Ed Prosecution Expected Soon

I told you last week that federal prosecutors met with Allentown Mayor Edwin "Fed Ed" Pawlowski on December 21 in Philadelphia, where they laid out their case against him. They are expected to meet again on January 11 or 12. At that time, feds will most likely be expecting a proffer.That's a nonbinding offer in which Fed Ed explains what he can do for Uncle Sam in.exchange for some consideration as to the charges or sentence.

It better be a good one.Another highly placed Allentown City official is expected to plead guilty very soon, possibly this week, for his or her role in the pay-to-play scandal. Ramzi Haddad, Dale Wiles, Gary Stathearn and another highly placed City official have all pleaded or will plead guilty to criminal behavior while the mastermind professes ignorance?

That's ridiculous.

My guess is that Fed Ed will have to be dragged out of office, kicking and screaming, but not because he is innocent. He simply has nowhere else to go.

It is also known that feds are talking to Council member Cynthia Mota, who has been spotted going into the federal building a few times in recent days. She switched her vote to support Democratic party boss Marcel Groen's controversial Delta Thermo Energy deal, and actually brags about it on her campaign page. She was rewarded with a $1,000 contribution from Groen's law firm, Fox Rothschild, later that year. She also picked up $1,000 from NIZ developer J.B. Reilly and then gave herself $1,000 for campaign travel and expenses in a nonelection year. This contribution is undated. I sure would like to see her mileage log for this supposed travel.

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is shameful. Mayor Pawlowski has not been charged with any crimes. Please let us stop this lynch mob mentality based on hate.

Dave said...

Mayor Pawlowski grew up with elected officials being indicted for criminal acts. He's quite used to this and for him, it is part of the normal part of governing.

I simply do not expect Chicago Ed to resign unless he is convicted of a crime in a court of law. Remember an indictment is simply an accusation, it is not evidence of him committing any crime. This is how his mind works.

You hit the nail on the head. What exactly does Ed have to look forward to if he resigns? He loses everything and will not have any prospects for a future position in the public sector. He would have to move out of the area and re-start his political life again.

Then there is Roy Afflerbach.. After he was run out of Allentown on a rail, he moved to Red Hill and started up a political consulting business. Would Ed follow that same road? Perhaps, but I doubt it. Afflerbach was a wheeler and dealer before he became Mayor. Ed doesn't have that experience.

No, Ed will remain as mayor until he is literately handcuffed and dragged out of City Hall and moved next door to Lehigh County prison.

That's the Chicago Way.

Anonymous said...

Bernie
You really deserve a Pulitzer. What is sad is that Pawlowski destroyed much in Allentown with his conduct can that be overturned? Can the billboards be dismantled? Can the stone walls and stream in Lehigh Parkway be rebuilt? Can the sale of the city's water be rescinded? Maybe a contractual attorney will be kind enough (anonymously of course) to let us know.

Anonymous said...

This weekend the "Chicago Way" has drawn citizens to the mayor's home in protest of his alleged cover up of a teen shooting.

Anonymous said...

Ed probably has a lot to give the Feds, a couple big whales, for a new home in Idaho!

Anonymous said...

On a side note, the front page of today's Inquirer features a proposed settlement between the Phila. School District and Atown Managing Director Francis Dougherty. In his previous job, Dougherty leaked info to the Inquirer about a questionable non-bid contract by the former Phila. School Superintendent, who then got him fired. Doughterty filed a lawsuit saying he had been fired for being a whistle blower.

The Superintendent was then pressured to leave, with many wheel-barrels full of tax-dollars to take home with her.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"This is shameful. Mayor Pawlowski has not been charged with any crimes. Please let us stop this lynch mob mentality based on hate."

Three of his associates have been charged. He's been identified in federal papers as a participant in criminal activity. Independently, there is ample evidence that he participated in criminal behavior. The City's purchase of land from be Atiyeh, by itself, is an indication that Pawlowsi was embarked on a scheme to defraud citizens of the right to honest services. This is not about hate. This is about facts and logical inferences drawn from those facts.

Anonymous said...

The Feds are smart to talk to Cynthia Mota.

As far as what Ed Pawlowski can proffer, I can only imagine that the only kind of people he has to roll on are people like Marcel Groen. Unless he has something on his former partners in the Fleck-PAC from their City Council days. If so, I bet Groen factors in there, too.

By the way, what do you make of Bill White talking about how disgusted he is with State reps and not mentioning a thing about ghost voting?

Rich Fegley said...

"This is shameful." ???

WFMZ: Resident Rich Fegley also criticized the city for “wanting to blow $5 million in one year on random projects.” He claimed the money belongs to city residents and told council “this is not your money to spend. This $5 million should not be spent on any of these projects.”

Allentown plans $5 million in capital improvements

The six City Council members that voted YES and the Mayor should all be ashamed. The FBI will expose what happened here. I told Council over and over that there was no plan for how this money will be spent. I told them that there was no way they could just vote yes to this laundry-list of projects and purchases. This was water/sewer money that was needed to balance a future budget...the 2016 budget!

I'm thankful that the FBI is exposing all of this corruption. RICO will send them all to jail. Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization. The Mob. At all levels...Allentown, Lehigh Valley, and Harrisburg.

Anonymous said...

Bernie, you are doing a great job! Keep it up.

Bernie O'Hare said...

He is a columnist, not a reporter. There was no account in his newspaper that accuses Schlossberg of ghost voting. The one account about ghost voting that did appear trivialized it. WFMZ-TV69 had a more detailed story as did The Patriot news and several other news outlets. I do not think it is a "regular" occurrence for someone to cast a vote for another without that person's permission, which is what Schlossberg did.

There is no way Bill White could write about the Schlossberg ghost vote without referring to news sources outside his own paper. He also may think it's no big deal. I don't know. You'll have to ask him.

Anonymous said...

"Please let us stop this lynch mob mentality based on hate."

"Lynch Mob mentality" really?, "based on hate" come on! - This seems like responsible journalism to me, I haven't read anything hateful or anything that would incite any kind of mob. In fact, its offensive that you would trivialize a horrible experience such as a lynch mob by comparing it to a reasonable and informed blog opinion piece on government corruption. Mr. O'Hare: Thanks for sticking with this important story, I gave up years ago on my Morning Call subscription.

Chris Casey said...

The word in the back alleys is that a member of City Council cut a deal with the Feds. It appears to possibly lead back to the Delta Thermo kerfuffle. Votes were (Possibly?) purchased by Ol' public official number three to make it go through. I can hear the Crickets chirping over the silence of the Allentown City Council Bobble heads. It would not surprise me if this was the case. Allentown City Council meetings will continue to be a laugh riot of ineptitude and blank stares from those in power. Can't wait to see whatever evidence backs this up.

Anonymous said...

Ghost voting could also be constrewed as the same on such important matters via phone under heavy sedation¿!($ The only explination could be some sort of opperation covered by Obamacare paid out to a DR doctor or butcher¿!($ The chair is still in the suffering position when graced with the unsiccessful lieposuction as well as the nip and tuck of the facial features¿!($
Wonder what part of the waterwar proceeds was allocated for those particular needs for public benefit¿!($
Truth be told on the reel of the circus arrival via downtown development tools as well as many other grant grab get to give allocations misappropreated from for which they were originally allocated¿!($ Theft by deception as well as theft of services as a public servant¿!($ Than there is also misrepresentation of ferderally faked data put to print with the signator now passed¿!($
As the corrupt criminal enterprise bylaws STATE dead men tell no tales¿!($
redd
patent pending

Anonymous said...

"This is shameful. Mayor Pawlowski has not been charged with any crimes. Please let us stop this lynch mob mentality based on hate."

Burner phones.

monkey momma said...

I really am not understanding why the local media is silent on these developments, and silent on the ghost voting debacle. I don't get it!

Mota's web page is astonishing in its irrelevancy and tone-deafness: "Cynthia...provided the final vote to bring Delta Thermo Energy to Allentown, a business that turns waste into energy, which will save Allentown money in trash disposal as well as provide a technologically advanced method of producing energy. This plan has made Allentown a model city for green environmental energy production across the state."

Anonymous said...

Dougherty is dirtier than a plg in the wallow.
Moto is dumb as a stump. 100% empty suit.

Anonymous said...

When Ed gets out of the Federal Minimum Security Prison he will get start a new career as a Pastor of a midsized evangelical congregation somewhere in the Midwest.
You can bet on this.

Concerned Allentonian said...

Would "ghost voting" be considered the same as voter fraud in the legislature ?

Perhaps they should have some form of positive voter-id in the legislature. Then this kind of fraud would be stopped.

Anonymous said...

The Mayor is already reviewing Prison Ministry programs and materials.
His new career path is already in the works.
Just ask Pastor Randy.

Anonymous said...

Dearest Bernard,

May we have a list of al the players so here at home we can scratch them off as they drop like the city pigeon poop they are?
It would be most helpful kinda keeping his honors score of those he scuttled into his web of corruption.


Thank you,

A blog reading admirer..... Bella

Anonymous said...

12:46,

Just like bethlehem

Anonymous said...

Oh, and.. He's old, rich, white, in a position of power, and he robbed from the little people.. so that's five strikes against him.. and those types usually don't get along very well with the other inmates in prison ..now isn't that karma? being locked up with all the little people u have stolen from.. poor poor Eddie

Anonymous said...

He still has not been charged with any crimes. other than a lot of loser fueled hate on this blog, you have nothing.

Anonymous said...

Ladies and Gentlemen, the last Pawlowski supporter in Allentown! I present to you Lehigh Valley Nobody!

He will now regale us with tales of his belief in Santa Claus! And of the vast conspiracy supporting the nefarious deeds of Jim Martin!

Look! Behind you! Lehigh Valley Nobody sees another conspirator! Or maybe it's just a flashback from all that dope he took...

Anonymous said...

Would that be a subsecta of Church on The Run and there pyroteqnics crew that works the nightshift here and abroad now that the jig is up with there substandirt subcontrators now standing in as permit perpatrators as the nue nue nue yet same old team of fermented blue juice guzzlers for the notorious hamilton street gang o thugs in there real property aqwistional crew¿!($

They are the cancer and the populus of Allentown is the cure for this pussie boil on the ass of the eastcoast in the spinkter a little west of its origins now becomming a cistern of the nation like the worlds big flushes lower eastside nere the hudsons shit outlet were Allentowns elite swim with the rest of the infectious microganisms¿!($
redd
patent pending

Anonymous said...

"He still has not been charged with any crimes. other than a lot of loser fueled hate on this blog, you have nothing."

Burner phones.

Anonymous said...

Lol..what fantasy world do you really live in it's only a matter of time you will soon have egg on your face you stupid moron or sticking up for him

Anonymous said...

I go to that church. .is not All it seems? U seem to kmow ur facts. .can u please inbox me? I am very Christian and really do not want to continue to support something that is evil or wrong

Bernie O'Hare said...

How can anyone inbox you when you're anonymous?

Anonymous said...

There's a pool going in the Parks Department betting on how time the Mayor will do.
It has an impressive pot.

Anonymous said...

Cynthia Mota will be a huge disappointment if she is guilty.

Anonymous said...

monkey momma said...
I really am not understanding why the local media is silent on these developments, and silent on the ghost voting debacle. I don't get it!

Check out the Call. How many days since Schlossberg accidently ghost voted for another but everyone does it so it's not really wrong he says. Good luck raising his kids with that moral compass. He doesn't think they will eventually discover this wrongdoing?

Anonymous said...

Mota for Mayor

Anonymous said...

Thanx Bernie for the reel being laid out in black and white or as I allways say "put to print¿!($ The big dig of allentown pa is going to the same old hole¿!($ The matter is does the same school teach proper political corruption discrepiacies¿!($
redd
patent pending

Anonymous said...

Interesting thread until "redd" patent pending chimes in. What's the story with this guy? Something's amiss....

Bernie O'Hare said...

Something is amiss with readers who claim something is amiss in other readers, but who can't identify themselves. Though I have difficulty understanding redd's style, his comments are welcome so long as he refrains from anonymous personal attacks like you just launched.