Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Fed Ed Update: Federal Campaign has Just $89; Sentencing Delayed in Allentown Probe
That's all that's left of a federal campaign warchest that raised $437,529 in Allentown Mayor Edwin "Fed Ed" Pawlowski's ill-fated bid to become Pennsylvania's next United States Senator. It seems like only yesterday that he as accepting bribes from Ramzi Haddad. Now he's been reduced to lending his federal campaign another $1,868.75, hopefully out of his own pocket, so that he can pay Oldaker Law Group another $3,368.75.
That's the firm he's been using to straighten out the mess with his campaign finance reports.
So far, he's lent his campaign $23,477.
In other Fed Ed news, sentencing is delayed for the Defendants who have pleaded guilty to political corruption in Allentown.
- Michael Fleck (Fed Ed's campaign manager) will be sentenced February 6 at 3 pm.
- Garrett Strathearn (Allentown's former Business Manager) will be sentenced February 7 at 3 pm.
- Mary Ellen Koval (Allentown's former Controller) will be sentenced February 8 at 3 pm.
- Matt McTish (Fed Ed briber) will be sentenced February 9 at 9 am.
- Ramzi Haddad (Fed Ed briber) will be sentenced February 9 at 3 pm.
- Dale Wiles (former assistant solicitor) had been scheduled for sentencing on January 30, and I suspect a delay there has not made its way to the record.
This postponement suggests action will be taken against Fed Ed by the end of the year or early next year, right around the time he has threatened to run for re-election.