United States v. Pawlowski

In a case more notable for the defendant than the law, the Third Circuit affirmed the conviction of former Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski. In a widely-publicized prosecution, the former mayor was convicted of charges revolving around bribery and false statements and received a 180-month prison sentence. He appealed, claiming that (1) there was insufficient evidence to support his convictions, (2) his inability to recross-examine a Government witness violated the Sixth Amendment’s Confrontation Clause, and (3) his sentence was procedurally and substantively unreasonable. The Court rejected each argument and affirmed.

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