Monday, January 04, 2016
Another Fed Ed Prosecution Expected Soon
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?
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.