Dale Wiles, a former Allentown solicitor who served a day in prison for his role in a corruption scandal that defeated Mayor Ed Pawlowski, died at Lehigh Valley Hospital on Tuesday.
Wiles was 54 years old. The Lehigh County Autopsy Department said an autopsy will take place Thursday to determine the cause of death.
Wiles admitted in September 2015 that another city official had instructed a company backed by Paulowski’s campaign donor to lead a tax collection contract, among those who first pleaded guilty in Paulowski’s orbit. I was alone.
In the 2018 trial Pawlowski convicted Of the dozens of corruption-related accusations, Wiles was on the prosecution’s witness list, but he was called as a witness to Paulowski’s defense. Still, prosecutors said his cooperation helped bring a proceeding against Pawlowski, who has been in federal prison for a 15-year term.
Wiles Sentenced 9 to 5 shifts A federal prosecutor said his cooperation was balanced with his first efforts to thwart investigators, and then said lighter punishment was needed during the detention of the U.S. Marshal. rice field.
US District Court Secretary Juan R. Sanches also ordered Wiles to be under house arrest for three months at the beginning of the three-year probationary period. In addition, Wiles had to pay a $ 3,000 fine and complete 100 hours of community service.
In a court speech, Wiles said his actions came when he was experiencing a nasty divorce and were afraid to lose his job if he didn’t follow the demands of his boss. rice field.
Sanchez challenged Wiles, saying he might have been able to find a job elsewhere as a licensed lawyer. Wiles added that his career as a lawyer was “never stable,” worried that losing his job would accelerate his turnover with his wife.
“I behaved timidly,” Wiles said.
Dale Wiles died at the age of 54.Former Mayor of Allentown was a conspirator to Ed Pawlowski
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