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Pa. Mayor Says Feds Misled Grand Jury In Graft Indictment

Law360, Philadelphia (November 2, 2017, 4:52 PM EDT) -- The mayor of Pennsylvania’s third-largest city asked a federal judge to throw out the corruption case against him on Wednesday, arguing that federal prosecutors manipulated an investigating grand jury and relied on hearsay evidence rather than direct testimony from the key cooperating witness to secure the indictment.

Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski excoriated prosecutors for failing to present the grand jury with exculpatory evidence and contended that political consultant Mike Fleck, whose admissions were at the core of the July indictment, had said in a secretly recorded...
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