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Interestingly, this news did not come from Cunningham or LVEDC. He was perfectly content to keep us in the dark. We only know because of a required disclosure from the Chinese company.
It's sad that disclosures from private foreign companies provide more transparency than a publicly funded agency.
Cunningham and LVED' lawyer deny there's any conflict of interest
I disagree. I like Don and believe he has done an excellent job at LVEDC. But quite obviously, his role there gives him all kinds of inside information about the community that is invaluable in the private sector. He can clue them in on major infrastructure projects, grant opportunities and taxing trends. It's totally improper for him to use his inside knowledge to benefit a Chinese company. But that's what he is being tempted to do.
That's the way things happen in China. It's not supposed to be the way they happen here, except for Allentown. The LVEDC Board should stop this.
Updated 11/23/16, 10:25 am: When I published this story, I included a link to The Morning Call story in which it first appeared. As another blogger who pays undue attention to who gets credit for what has observed, I did not break this story. I published this story because this is not a grey area of the law, as the article suggests. You either break the Ethics Act or you don't. What Cunningham did is completely legal. It's also completely wrong.