Another Official Pleads Guilty in Pawlowski Case
This time it was former Assistant Solicitor Dale Wiles.
According to Emily Opilo and Peter Hall of the Morning Call, the charges stem from a tax collection contract.
A committee was assigned the job of selecting which firm would get the opportunity to collect city taxes from delinquents. Another firm was originally chosen but someone identified as Public Official No. 3 was “dissatisfied with the amount of campaign contributions that he had received from” that law firm.
Public Official No. 3 is described as an Allentown official with control over contracts who launched a U.S. Senate bid in April 2015. Only Pawlowski qualifies.
Eventually the committee, through the maneuvering of Wiles, awarded the contract to the firms Northeast Revenue Service and Friedman Schuman. Opilo and Hall noted that their PAC contributed $15,000 to Pawlowski in 2013 and 2014.