Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Remorseless former Allentown mayor pays stiff price

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

The convicted public official’s playbook calls for the defendant to show remorse and apologize for his or her crimes and misdeeds at sentencing.

Former Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski did not follow this playbook and now faces a 15-year jail term and a nearly $95,000 restitution fine, which, ironically, is the mayor’s annual salary.

It was shocking, to say the least, to see this once popular Democrat who spearheaded Allentown’s revitalization being led out of a federal courthouse in handcuffs as his wife and daughter looked on in disbelief and cried.