Jury selected for Allentown mayor’s trial

January 16, 2018

Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski heads toward the entrance of the Federal Courthouse in Philadelphia as jury selection begins on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. 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. (Harry Fisher/The Morning Call via AP)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A jury has been selected for next week’s federal corruption trial of Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski.

The (Allentown) Morning Call reports that seven men and five women — plus six alternates — were picked Tuesday in Philadelphia for the mayor’s trial in Allentown.

A district judge said in court that opening statements are scheduled for Monday.

The Democrat is accused of accepting more than $150,000 in campaign contributions in exchange for city business. He has pleaded not guilty.

Pawlowski was sworn into office for a fourth term earlier this month.


Information from: The Morning Call, http://www.mcall.com

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