Weber Provides Inside Look of Pawlowski Trial

Former Bucks County and Federal prosecutor Seth Weber says ex-Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski tried to insolate himself when pressuring city vendors to donate to his campaigns for Governor and the U.S. Senate.

Weber says, the insulation that Pawlowski counted on from two close campaign advisers came at a cost because they crossed over and agreed to record Pawlowski for the Federal government.

“At different times Mike Fleck and Sam Ruchlewicz. Mike Fleck for several months and Sam Ruchlewicz for a little over a year.”

Weber adds Pawlowski, found guilty on 47 of 54 counts of corruption, was recorded saying to city vendors

“We’ve given you this contract that was 100,000 or a million dollars, I need you to give me a campaign donation for you continue to get work.”

Weber, who attended the 5 ½ week trial, says based on Federal sentencing guidelines, Pawlowski could receive 63 to 78 months in prison when he’s sentenced in June. Weber was a guest on WNPV’s Comment Please By Univest Monday afternoon.