The Democrats’ massive network of pay-to-play scandals is starting to collapse as the FBI starts making high-profile arrests.
Two Democrat mayors from Pennsylvania were indicted Wednesday during a massive FBI probe into the latest Democrat pay-to-play scandal, Fox News reported.
Allenton Mayor Ed Pawlowski was charged with 14 counts related to the pay-to-play scheme in addition to more than 40 other counts, including fraud, extortion, bribery, and misleading an FBI agent.
Former Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer was also charged with multiple counts of bribery, conspiracy, and fraud in along with three other public officials.
The two mayors, “essentially put up a ‘for sale’ sign in front of their city halls to sell city work to the highest bidder,” explained Louis Lappen, the US Attorney for Eastern Pennsylvania.
In one of the pay-to-play scams, Mayor Pawlowski directed city officials to award a contract collecting delinquent city taxes to a company providing “a steady stream of benefits” to the mayor.
The company was awarded the contract in 2013. In exchange, Mayor Pawlowski received campaign donations from the company, as well as Philadelphia Eagles tickets.
According to the indictment, Mayor Pawlowski was given playoff tickets and a dinner at an expensive steakhouse from the company he helped win the city contract.
Mayor Spencer, on the other hand, has been accused of more than merely accepting gifts in exchange for favorable city contracts. In addition to rewarding beneficial contracts, Spencer is accused of changing the law to support a company who donated to his wife’s judgeship campaign.
Ironically, Spencer requested the president of the Reading City Council to introduce legislation repealing an anti-corruption law. The Reading mayor attempted to amend the Code of Ethics, allowing him to enrich himself further.
The reality of corrupt liberal mayors isn’t surprising given the massive corruption in Democrat leadership. The Leftist’s party has been implicated in major pay-to-play and corruption scandals across decades.
If Democrat presidential candidates can get away with accepting millions in “donations” from companies while awarding favorable contracts, then why can’t lowly mayors? Hillary Clinton and others have lowered the bar for corrupt Democrats.