Allentown, Pa., Mayor Ed Pawlowski to resign today amid allegations of wrongdoing

March 9, 2018: Allentown, Pa., Mayor Ed Pawlowski plans to resign from office today, Friday, March 9, 2018, Pawlowski announced yesterday, Thursday, March 8, 2018—one week after jurors convicted him on 47 counts of corruption, based on charges that he traded city contracts for campaign cash. Pawlowski, 52, said he plans to resign at 5 p.m. today, March 9, from the position that he’s held for twelve years. Pawlowski had been under pressure to resign since jurors convicted him last week of the corruption charges. Pawlowski denies that he committed any wrongdoing, and he said he plans to appeal. Pawlowski won election after election in the city of 120,000, the voters returning him to office even while he was under indictment. Pawlowski is resigning just more than two months into his fourth term. The City Council President is scheduled to be the Acting Mayor until the City Council chooses an interim successor.

Attribution: The Associated Press

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