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Jury selected for Allentown mayor's trial

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 16, 2018 4:40 PM
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(Philadelphia) -- 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.

An earlier story appears below. 

(Philadelphia) -- Jury selection has begun in the upcoming federal corruption trial of Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski.

The (Allentown) Morning Call reports that 70 potential jurors were questioned in Philadelphia on Tuesday ahead of the mayor's trial in Allentown.

A district judge told the group 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.

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