Federal courts and legal affairs reporter at The Morning Call in Allentown, Pa. An alumnus of Susquehanna University, I've covered everything from school boards to the state Supreme Court for daily papers and legal publications in Pennsylvania since 2000. A native of the United Kingdom, I grew up...
Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski is expected to appear in federal court Tuesday morning in Philadelphia as jury selection begins for his federal trial. Pawlowski, Allentown’s four-term mayor, is charged with 54 criminal counts including bribery, conspiracy and fraud. He has pleaded not guilty. The mayor’s trial will be held in Allentown, but jury selection will be completed in Philadelphia before the proceedings move to the federal courthouse on Hamilton Street.
A jury of seven men and five women was selected Tuesday to decide whether Mayor Ed Pawlowski and co-defendant Scott Allinson are guilty of corruption charges. The jurors, plus six alternates, were seated about 4:30 p.m. at the end of a nearly six-hour process in federal court in Philadelphia that revealed at least three were familiar with Pawlowski before entering the courtroom and at least five had read or heard about the allegations against him.
When Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski’s trial gets underway, federal prosecutors will try to prove that the mayor and others participated in nine schemes to demand or accept campaign contributions or other things of value in exchange for city contracts, legal work or other official favors. Pawlowski pleaded not guilty to 54 counts related to the alleged bribery, fraud and extortion case. Jury selection begins this week.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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