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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Fed Ed Using Convicted State Treasurer's Email Address

Rob McCord, Pennsylvania's former state treasurer and erstwhile gubernatorial candidate, saw his career cut short when he pleaded guilty to two counts of  extortion in 2015. But before that, he and Allentown Mayor Edwin "Fed Ed" Pawlowski  toured the Allentown Farmers' Market together while State Rep.Mike "Darth Voter" Schlossberg held their food bags. They were quite chummy, and even shared campaign consultant Miked Fleck. Did you know that Fed Ed is also sharing email addresses with this crook?

Yesterday morning, while supposedly working for the taxpayers, Fed Ed was trying to drum up money for his lawyers Mayoral campaign. He sent out a mass email entitled, "Let's continue the momentum." The way you can do that is to "DONATE NOW." After all, Fed Ed has "a passion for Allentown."

In addition to soliciting money during regular business hours, and most likely right from the Mayor's office, I am amazed by his email header:

From: "Ed Pawlowski"
Subject: Let's Continue the Momentum
Date: January 31, 2017 at 9:08:26 EST
To: "[Redacted]"
Reply-To: info@robmccord.com

Note that his "Reply To" column indicates that replies should be sent to info@robmccord.com . That's the email address that McCord used.The domain itself was first established in 2008.

So the man running for Allentown Mayor, who himself is under investigation for political corruption, is using an email associated with a pol who has pleaded guilty to extortion.

By the way, his year-end campaign finance report was due yesterday.I'd love to tell you how much he spent on lawyers. But for some reason, the City webpage is down as I write this story.

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Mayor has not been charged with even one crime. he has made more progress in
Allentown than the last five mayors put together. The Mayor is still the best choice amongst the candidates to be Mayor. He is head and shoulders above Scam Bennett. By the way, why was she speaking at the Allentown protest the other night, who gave her a microphone and what is her position? She is the CEO of her house. Hardly a position worth her grabbing attention at a protest march.

Anonymous said...

Ed is a mess but I would vote for him over Bennett. Love the Scam Bennett moniker. That really sums her up.

Anonymous said...

Bennett

Founding Board Member, National Womens Political Caucus 2016 – present
Owner Restoration of The Historic Benner Mansion 1999 – present
Owner Innkeeper The Historic Benner Mansion Bed & Breakfast 2008 – present
Co-Founder, Board Officer William Allen Construction Company 1999 – present
Choir and Church Member, Mediator Episocpal Church Allentown, 2005 – present
Choir and Church Member, Soloist, First Presbyterian Church Allentown 1998 – 2005
Co-Founder, Board Officer The Freedom Memorial formerly Martin and Coretta Scott King Memorial Project 2006 – Present
Founder, CEO, Board Officer Properties of Merit 1984 – present
St. Lucia Fest Leader Muhlenberg College 1990 – present
Founding Co-Chair, Stories That Shaped A Nation 2015, 2016
Board Member WDIY Public Radio 2007 – 2008
Candidate for U.S. Congress 2008 (PA-15) 2007 – 2008
Candidate for Mayor of Allentown 2001 & 2005
Board of Directors Mayfair Festival of the Arts 2000 – 2002
Board of Directors Greater Lehigh Valley Girl Scout Council 2006 – 2008
Chair Allentown City Democratic Committee 2005 – 2009
Lehigh Valley Regional Field Director America Coming Together 2004
First Vice-Chair; Chair GOTV Committee Lehigh County Democratic Committee 2003 – 2009
Board of Directors Allentown Housing Association and Development Corporation (HADC) 2002 – 2009
Founding Board Member William Allen Academy of the Arts 2001 – 2005
Founder, Chair Good Neighbors 1998 – 2001
PTO President, Muhlenberg Elementary School, ASD 1989-1991
Troop Leader Girl Scout Daisy and Brownie Troop 1990 – 1995
National Girl Scout Team commemorating the Tri-centennial of Marquette and Jolliet Mississippi Trip 1973

Anonymous said...

And this - Awards
2016 Community Leader Award – Benevolent and Improved Protective Order of the World Wide Elks 2016
One of Nation’s Top 100 Women – Women of Wealth Magazine 2011
Women’s ENews “Top 21 Woman: U.S.A.” 2010
Women’s ENews “Top 21 Woman: PA” 2009
Allentown Education Association, “Excellence in Education” Award 2005
Lehigh Valley Magazine, “Mover and Shaker” 2003
Morning Call, “Woman To Watch” 2000
Allentown Preservation Association, “Outstanding Historic Renovation”, Historic Benner Mansion 2000
West Park House Tour 2006, 2008, 2010, 2016
Properties of Merit Lifetime Achievement Award Oneonta NY 1990
Deans List State University Oneonta NY 1980
Regents Scholarship State University System of New York 1976
Bresee Award 1976
Art in America Award 1974
Should we continue?

Anonymous said...

No need. Her integrity is legitimately in question. No pile of memberships and awards can overcome that.

Anonymous said...

Given those who are running, I'd vote for Ed also. We all know he's a crook, but he's the best of the lot the Democrats have to offer. Besides, given his acrimonious relationship with City Council, he's pretty impotent in what he can do anyway.

Sam Bennett is a joke and a multiple election loser.

Anonymous said...

Oh Ed you poor darling - here I thought you meant all those "Let's be Kind" memes. :)

Anonymous said...

Women of Wealth Magazine?

WTF?

Anonymous said...

Jeanette Eichenwald endorsed her that speaks volumes about Sam's character. Because Jeanette is one lady who can spot a snake in the grass.

Anonymous said...

Dear Ed: Chaka is awaiting you in federal Prison. This Chicago scam artist will go down in Allentown's history: The first mayor jailed for his actions as mayor!

Not a robot said...

Who owns the internet domain robmccord.com? John Lisko

https://www.networksolutions.com/whois/results-res.jsp?domain=Robmccord.com

I hope that the Mayor hasn't said too much on the phone to Lisko. Someone might have been listening:

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/politics/FBI-Recorded-Call-Kathleen-Kand-John-Lisko-Joshua-Morrow-390005791.html

Anonymous said...

Hey Sam, you forgot:

Member, Sam's Club, 2005 to present
Member, Costco, 2016 to present
Owner, Kohl's Card, 1998 to present
Winner, 5 PA. Lottery scratch-off tickets worth a total of $250
President, Sam Bennett Fan Club

And yes, MUCH MORE!!

Anonymous said...

5:42/5:43... Yawwwwwwn How many elections has she won? How many has she lost ?

Anonymous said...

Ed, you don't have anyone that would write this crap for you while you are on Tax payers dollar? Come on man, somebody has to give a hoot about you and do this for you.
Sam's Fans....you guys are relentless lol. I'm still waiting for sharp republican to want to take you on Sam.... You seem to be the one to beat.

Anonymous said...

@9:21am - jealous 'cause you couldn't get your lazy ass out of bed any earlier? Oh it must be Thiel - he's not working! LOL

Bernie O'Hare said...

This post has nothing to do with the other candidates. This is strictly about him. Comments about the other candidates, pro or con, will be deleted from this point.

Anonymous said...

Jamie at WFMZ---anyone care to share this email with me? You can be anonymous...


jstover@wefmz.com

Anonymous said...

Whoops...typo.

Jamie at WFMZ---anyone care to share this email with me? You can be anonymous...


jstover@wfmz.com

Bernie O'Hare said...

I will forward to you, Jamie.

Anonymous said...
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Bernie O'Hare said...

As already indicated, this is about FedEd and not the other comments. All comments that deviate will be deleted.

Julian Kern said...

Not only is he sending emails during business hours but he is also creating campaign videos as well.

george schaller said...

Bernie,
When I redd your blog this morning, all I had thought about was draining the swamp? The swamp is too good for the local in this case because Shreik was far to good a over!
This case in point would be more like drain the cesspool as there are far to many biohazardous floaters in the triboro'swamp!
Just thanx for the humor in this sad sad situation Allentown as a whole has been compromised because of it!
REpublican reddd
humanist by design

pathfinder said...
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Anonymous said...

You can't fix stupid.....

Jeffrey Anthony said...

Julien @11:47,

You're right about that. He is also, during business hours, banning anyone who dares to ask questions about his campaign finance reporting (or lack of it) from the official Allentown Facebook page "Allentown: City Without Limits"

That's a small thing within the greater scheme of things I suppose, but annoying nonetheless. My family has been in and immediately around Allentown since before the Revolution. The idea that some little crook from Chicago can waltz in and decide to purge someone like me from the (electronic) town square is a bit disturbing.

Maybe taxpayers need to demand that we keep Chicago Eddy's fingers off the keyboard...

Anonymous said...
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Bernie O'Hare said...

No comments about other candidates permitted with this story.

Chris Casey said...

My comment is about Ed's Campaign so far. He obviously doesn't have any experienced professionals helping him. Take a careful look at that 2 minute video with him and his Lady walking around Center City Allentown pointing at things. twenty seconds in, they are walking past Tony Luke's. That place barely lasted six months before packing it up and blowing town. Then there is the PP&L Arena ribbon cutting with former police chief Fitzgerald and Indictee Strathearn in the shot. Not to mention the shots of Koval scattered here and there thru out. No professional campaign person would have used footage with those folks in it to promote the Mayor. It is probably all stock stuff he saved and that was made up originally by Fleckster. It would not surprise me to learn that Lady Paw or one of his kids whipped it up on the old home computer using a photo app. Maybe even Ed himself. Some of the bits and pieces separately are well done, but cumulatively, it is a jumbled mess. There are a lot of unforced flaws in it, if you pay attention watching.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Pawlowski has delivered results for Allentown. It is a classier city. He is the only qualified person to continue to be Mayor. Ed has a proven record of results. Ed has not been charged with any crimes despite this blog claiming as such for years.

Anonymous said...

The Droopy Dog Drama continues!

Anonymous said...

we will be having a cake for South Whitehall Township Manager Howard Kutzler to wish him well as he embarks on a new career. We want to wish him the very best at this time and would like to publicly thank him for his dedication and service to the Township.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Is Howard leaving?

Anonymous said...

from The Morning Call

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/allentown/mc-allentown-fbi-pawlowski-lawyer-spending-20170201-story.html

Bernie O'Hare said...

This story answers some questions.

Anonymous said...

Howard announced tonight he is leaving South Whitehall to work for David Jaindl

Anonymous said...

Turkey

Anonymous said...

PA campaign finance laws need to be changed so people like Droopy Dog, AKA FedEd, cannot use people's donations intended for a campaign on legal defense costs!

Anonymous said...

Ed will be mayor again whether you like it or not. He is running the most effective campaign he has ever run and he is driving the media mad because he isn't talking to them. He is talking to the people like he always has and now leveraging social media and good old fashion public engagement. He is everywhere and even the "bad press" is good for him because the McCall has been bashing him for years and he is still going. He will raise the money he said he will raise and if the FBI investigation goes away city council will look like a bunch of idiots by playing politics with him.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Using Rob McCord's old email and stealing his donor list is not what I call effective. Nor are videos that show Strathearn and Mary Ellen Koval.

Anonymous said...

He didn't use his email. It was a reply "to" not "from". How do you know it was his list and that it was stolen. If you go to the website the subscription and payment vendor is NGP- they would never allow a list to be stolen. And go to all the other candidates pages and look at the complete lack of engagement. No comments, likes, shares. Go to eds page and you have thousands of comments, questions being asked, etc. I have no skin in the game b/c I don't live in the city and can't vote for him and I'm not a contributor to his campaign but I don't see another qualified candidate. O'Connell played politics for all to see at the expense of the progress of the city. He has no chance and no other candidate does anything or has raised enough money to run a legit campaign. Radio ads won't cut it. BTW- most of the people in allentown don't know or care who Koval or Strathearn are.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Since you are anonymous, I have zero reason to believe your assertion that you have no skin in the game. What the "Reply to: info@robmccord.com" means is that Fed Ed managed to sign himself into an email account set up for statewide campaigns and thus has access to McCord's donors. In fact, one of those McCord supporters told me he unsubscribed when he saw Fed Ed's name. He is using NGP Van, and very likely without permission from the party. If you don't live in the city, as you claim, then how do you know whether people will be angry to see him with Strathearn or Koval? I happen to think they will be and his use of them as props is something his opponents will jump on. He is a crook. The other candidates have flaws, as do we all. But they are decent people and are not crooks. Fed Ed is. I doubt that the Feds will allow him to get to the primary.