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Friday, August 10, 2018

What's the Over Under on Fed Ed?

Earlier this week, disgraced former Allentown Mayor Edwin "Fed Ed" Pawlowski and his wife Lisa started a a GoFundMe page to help with their legal expenses. They raised $2,380 as of last night. The link to the page is gone. Many people were very upset at Pawlowski's sense of self-entitlement. That little trick may have earned him an extra year, especially since it displays defiance instead of remorse. 

I was not going to ask for predictions, but i think he's earned this attention. I say his minimum sentence will be 10-12 years. What's your guess? The person who comes closest gets to decide what charity is worthy of the $115 I raised on my parody GoFundMe page.

76 comments:

Anonymous said...

7 to 10

Anonymous said...

minimum 10
maximum 14
HJ

Anonymous said...

Two years suspended sentence and community service with probation.

Anonymous said...

8-12
JW

Anonymous said...

Guilty verdict overturned on appeal.
Exonerated on all counts.
Vindicated and by the grace of God returns to lead a revitalized Allentown.
Justice is served.

Anonymous said...

I see him as a bottom. I'm taking Under.

Anonymous said...

Edwin Pawlowski shall receive exaltation and glory in all things and assendend unto Heaven at the right hand of God the Father and the left hand of Our Savior, Alan Jennings.
Amen

Anonymous said...

He should just hang himself alone in the woods with a new rope which I will donate if He is interested....save his family a whole lot agony...Im also interested in the wife..I would take care of her and the kids...they deserve a good life

Louie Denaldo said...

Hey Bern - if I end up winning the prediction game and want to donate the $115 to a pro life group - you cool with that?

Robert Trotner said...

I think he'll get 10 years. I saw Chakra Fattah's convictions in bribery were remanded but on different grounds from Fed Ed's contentions.

Anonymous said...

18/20
Not nearly enough to not enough.

Anonymous said...

Almost half of that came from a single donor ($1,000.) Any guesses who that might be?

Anonymous said...

The first public hanging on one of the bland city center buildings.

Anonymous said...

Ed’s an innocent man, just ask him or Lisa.

Anonymous said...

Eileen Woods gave $1,000.

Anonymous said...

I've always felt that he would get 10 years and then be out within 2-3 on service and good behavior. You can bet that he has a bunch of advisers counseling him on how to make the best impression and minimize his stay. Expect him to apply his Moody's Bible College background towards some kind of spiritual counseling gig or something like that. I may be way off, but I fully expect to see him back in action by 2022 or so.

Anonymous said...

SHOULD be 8-12 years. I read someplace with federal crimes, a minimum of 90% of the sentence must be served before any chance of parole. If true, sounds like he'll be locked-up for about 7.5 years. That should be a pretty rough stretch for someone like Pawlowski who is likely to pizz off a few fellow inmates along the way.

Anonymous said...

Anon. @8:00
You have no idea what you are talking about.

Robert E Samberg said...

7 yrs to 14 yrs. Won't be paroled at half his min until he admits to and takes responsibility for his crimes.

Anonymous said...

I bet he gets a big 10" whilst pinned up against the shower wall!

Anonymous said...

Feds don’t do “half the minimum”.

Anonymous said...

Randy Landis and the Church on the Hustle
are regular Fed Ed supporters.

Anonymous said...

Ed will win on appeal.
He’s an innocent man.

Monkey Momma said...

47 corruption counts. Sentencing guidelines by U.S.Office of Probation and Pretrial services suggest 30 - 600 years behind bars. The judge can use discretion, however, and Ed has a good, convincing lawyer. Federal guidelines mandate that Ed serve 85% of his sentence behind bars. I'm thinking 6 months for each count = 23.5 years, and if the judge drops a few charges from the calculation that's 20 years. Maybe he can serve a bunch of these charges concurrently? I'm going to go with 15 years minimum.

Anonymous said...

“.....Ed has a good convincing lawyer.”
You are out of your mind delusional.
He’s a carnival barker.

Anonymous said...

Life and a day would be good.
Lock up the First Lady of Allentown in a woman’s facility, she in it up to her eye teeth.
Pity about the son and daughter, they drank the family Kool Aid and think their dad is an innocent man and a God fearing hero.

Typical crime family.

Canary_In_Coalmine said...

Bernie, you should keep it as a tiny acknowledgement of the thousands of hours you've put into LVR. But if you refuse, how about donating it to the Institute for Non-profit News?

Here's the reasoning. The Morning Call reported hints of Pawlowski's shenanigans, but did not uncover the full story. Some allege with no evidence that TMC wasn't interested, or was in bed with him. I have another theory. The Morning Call failed to uncover this because they don't have the resources to do investigative reporting anymore. As you know, investigations are time-intensive, and may result in no story for days, weeks, or ever. TMC has to publish every day so they have to focus on "low-hanging fruit" which is day-to-day news -- stories they can begin with the knowledge that they'll have something to publish the same day. The loss of investigative watchdog journalism is a major loss for accountability and transparency. You and other non-profit news sites are working to fill the void. The Institute for Non-profit news is supporting their important work.

Anonymous said...

I think it will be 5 to 7 years, possibly out in 3. The reason I say this is that while his actions were abhorrent, he wasn't personally enriching himself by buying fancy cars and vacations and whatnot. Sure, his schemes were tied to his campaign, but I think in a lot of these other cases, there was another element involved that is absent in this one.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Louis DeNaldo, Bercause you inject partisanship into everything, I get sick of and delete you. your comment here is another example.

Anonymous said...

Canary at 11:15AM
Nonsense.
Bill White, the de-facto editor-in-chief, has spun this cluster f&?k and look the other way for years.
White has rarely considered the over all overall impact on the city which will last for decades. White has never considered the impact on the individuals who were victimized. The institutional harm was immense, the individual harm should not be glossed over. This was NOT a victimless crime spree!
Look for the Morning Call to continue to minimalize the entire episode, up to and through the sentencing phase .
The newspaper is a textbook study in failed and compromised journalism.

Anything less than 16 years is insufficient.

Anonymous said...

Six months per felony.

Canary_In_Coalmine said...

11:06

What evidence do you have that Bill White, and TMC, knew what was going on and didn't publish it?

Sounds like you've got a suspicion but you're stating it as fact.

Anonymous said...

People lack any idea of how federal time is served.
Ignorance runs rampant.

Anonymous said...

The MCall is a joke.
It’s not fit for mulch.
Their record speaks for itself.

Anonymous said...

Ed put Allentown back on the map and in the news. My friends in the U.K. loved the meatball testimony.
It’s difficult to calculate the amount of instutional,business,invester,taxpayer,PR and human harm done.
18/20 years minimum please.

Anonymous said...

Ed they love fatty bald men in prison as they make the best lovers. Ed you will soon be in demand. The rest of the world wants you to hang yourself

Anonymous said...

Bernie I hope you supply us with Ed's new address when you know it so cards can be sent letting him know we care lol. Can't wait to send him a card with a note hoping his life is miserable and he lives for shower or lights out time.

Anonymous said...

Whatever he gets it won’t be enough.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I deleted a disgusting comment suggesting violence. Anyone who does that is a disgusting piece of shit.

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Anonymous said...

Geeze. Leave kids out of it.

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Anonymous said...

Mr.&Mrs.Pawlowski are the ones who used their children to generate sympathy and cash.
Shame!

Anonymous said...

The Mayor will receive a suspended sentence and community service.

Anonymous said...

Mr. O'Hare if you detest violence why is anon 8:56 still posted? The idea of violent sexual anal penetration is not funny!

Anonymous said...

Fed Ed is asking for support letters again on his FB page, itself quite revealing and a real delight.
He may have acted “unseemly” on rare occasions but he most certainly never broke any laws.
Ya’ can’t make this stuff up.

Anonymous said...

Powlowski took envelopes with cash and had work done on his home.
Ask around.
The man never ever paid for a meal and took trips and stayed in vacation homes in Key West.
If you think the man did not enrich himself you’re either a liar or delusional.
Which is it?
There could have been 200 felony counts.

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Anonymous said...

Bernie? Where do I send my letter of support? To support he maximum sentence allowed by law?

Bernie O'Hare said...

1:39, that will stay. No one is advocating for it, but the reality is that there is prison violence and perhaps that is something he should have considered. The comment is vulgar and a little too hopeful, but the person who posted it is not advocating for it to happen.

Bernie O'Hare said...

12:52, you are absolutely right.

Anonymous said...

The vulgar comment is not necessarily violent. Many lasting, passionate relationships are forged in common experience of prison. Ed's always made the best of tough situations. He'll likely do the same in the big house. I've not donated to Ed and Lisa's Go Fund Me request. If I donate at all, I'll do so to Moody Bible Institute in their names.

As mayor, Ed got 16 years and only served 12. In prison, he'll get 20 and only serve 6. I hope they have stripped uniforms and not orange. Stripes are slimming.

Anonymous said...

BO is fleck going to jail? Or will he escape it?

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Anonymous said...

You can’t get 20 and only serve six in the federal system.

LVCI said...

No doubt the former mayor deserves some sort of punishment however-- the way I understand it jails were built as cages to keep people safe from those who threaten our physical safety.

Haven't taxpayers shelled out too much already?
Wouldn't some sort of monetary compensation to tax payers be more appropriate then taxpayers spending another $30,000+ a year to incarcerate him?

May I suggest he be instead forced to get a "real" job like selling door-to-door or work at Amazon till his debt to society is paid? Maybe tack on a additional number of hours working weekly at some homeless shelter he failed to have the city help fund?

Anonymous said...

If Ed is an exemplary inmate he can get 54 days a year reduction in his sentence after serving the initial year with no “good time”.

Anonymous said...

JAIL!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yo, LVCI
The investigation and trial cost well over $2 million. The cedar beach pool fiasco cost well over $3 million.
That’s just for starters and doesn’t include the damage is done to any businesses or individuals let alone additional cost to the taxpayers of Allentown for various misadventures and malfeasance.
If Pawlowski lived three lifetimes he couldn’t make anything close to full restitution. Lock him up!
Throw away the keys.

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Anonymous said...

Fed Ed will do at the very least 85% of his prison sentence as per federal regulations.

Bernie O'Hare said...

LVCI, No one person is absolutely good or absolutely evil. I must admit I like the idea of giving him a sentence that spares taxpayers the cost of incarceration while impressing the severity of the offense on Fed Ed, and giving him something to reflect upon.

I have a relative who is in a religious order in NYC, taking care of homeless people. He could do that, or help in a soup kitchen or even help people, provided he have no leadership role and that there be no connection to anyone here in the LV. Also, the sentence should attach any profits he gets from book sales.

But he's going to jail.

Bernie O'Hare said...

5:02, Don't comment here unless you are minimally literate. You waste everyone's time.

Anonymous said...

People who accept responsibility for their transgressions and crimes and offer sincere apologies deserve consideration for alternative sentencing.
Ed deserves federal prison.

Anonymous said...

The Pawlowski’s got their break.
Lisa could be going to Camp Fed too.

Anonymous said...

Lisa Pawlowski SHOULD be going to jail.

Anonymous said...

anon 1:57, you sir are a hypocrite!

Bernie O'Hare said...

Don't think there's anything hypocritical about my decision to allow that comment to stand. If it advocated violence against Fed Ed, or suggested he kill himself, I'd delete it. But it did not. It just plainly stated the obvious - prison is a violent place, and perhaps Fed Ed should have considered that before insisting on a trial. It's vulgar, but I'll allow it to stand. Now my decisions concerning comments are made by me and me alone. there is no appeal. There is no special committee to review it. And part of my comments policy provides that comments complaining about my comments policy are themselves subject to deletion. That is what will be happening to you from this point.

Anonymous said...

Reading everyone's guesses on Fed Ed's sentencing lengths, they seem very low. Fed Ed's convictions of conspiracy, lying to the FBI and one of his bribery convictions each carries a five-year maximum prison sentence. Each of his remaining bribery convictions carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. Each of his remaining convictions of mail fraud and wire fraud carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence.

Scott Allinson got 27 months for each count of bribery and conspiracy.

I am guessing at minimum it will be at least 30-40 years, and that's on the low side. The judge, having full discretion for the sentencing,will take into account that Fed Ed has not been remorseful. Fed Ed also refused to resign from office of Mayor until March 9, 2018, after he was found guilty, even though he was indicted in July 2017. Legally he did not have to step down until after sentencing, however he should have but he continued to think he did nothing wrong. Judge Sanchez also stated at Allinson's sentencing that if you engage in pay to play that you risk your freedom, and that the punishment must send a strong and powerful message.

Anonymous said...

The former mayor is still delusional. At his Face Book page, he describes "how to write a letter" to the judge before sentencing. Then, he states, make sure to send to McMahon, not the judge. This no doubt so that only letters in his favor reach the judge.

My letter went directly to Judge Sanchez and in it my letter points to the fact that the ex mayor show no remorse, and that other politicians need to be sent a message.

On that basis alone I feel that ten years is about right. And please spare me that he did not benefit monetarily in some way.


VOR

FRED said...

15-20

LVcitizen295 said...

20 yrs and he'll be prohibited from running for office ever again

Anonymous said...

LVCI said

"the way I understand it jails were built as cages to keep people safe from those who threaten our physical safety."

Jails were built to protect criminals from the public who would otherwise stone or hang criminals at picnics.

Our police, the courts, the prisons, all there to protect criminals from the mobs of "good people".

The sanctimonious always go to far, they think it helps cover their own stench.

Anonymous said...

Please pass the potato salad. Great picnic by the way.

Anonymous said...

Repent!!!!

Anonymous said...

"No one person is absolutely good or absolutely evil."

So true, absolute good or absolute evil takes at least two people.