Federal officials have frozen two bank accounts containing Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski's campaign money, his lawyer claims in a court filing challenging the seizure.Jack Mc Mahon, Pawlowski's Philadelphia attorney, filed a motion in federal court Monday to release Pawlowski's frozen assets. Federal officials have frozen two bank accounts containing Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski's campaign money, his lawyer claims in a court filing challenging the seizure.
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Pawlowski's attorneys are seeking the release of the mayor's frozen assets, which he would need to mount a legal defense if he is charged in the case.
But his newest finance records show that several law firms have been paid by the Pawlowski campaign fund since the seizure.
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Despite the seizure of most of his campaign cash by the U. Attorney's Office, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski has been paying for legal fees — including an attorney for his wife — with personal loans to his campaign fund, campaign finance records show. Senate, a bid suspended in July 2015 after the FBI raided Allentown City Hall.According to a report due July 15, Pawlowski loaned ,000 to his federal campaign finance account between April and June. The raid revealed an investigation into the city's contracting process that has since netted six guilty pleas and implicated an official matching only the mayor's description.Pawlowski has not been charged as a result of the investigation, but the U. Attorney's Office seized money from his state and federal campaign accounts in April, according to a motion filed by his attorneys this month, objecting to the seizure.Pawlowski's most recent campaign finance statement, filed with the Federal Election Commission, shows that U. Attorney Zane Memeger seized ,371 from Pawlowski's federal account on April 15.The disbursement is labeled "Involuntary forfeiture; USA v. Pawlowski's attorneys contend that the mayor's campaign money was seized without "notice, hearing or justification" in connection with the charging of Mike Fleck, Pawlowski's former campaign manager and friend.Fleck pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy to commit extortion and bribery in addition to tax evasion.