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Indicted Allentown Mayor Elected To Fourth Term

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The mayor of Pennsylvania's third-largest city has won a fourth term despite facing federal corruption charges that could land him in prison.

Democratic Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski beat Republican real estate developer Nat Hyman on Tuesday.

Pawlowski has denied accusations that he accepted more than $150,000 in campaign contributions in exchange for city contracts. His trial is set for January.

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Hyman is an Allentown native who started the Landau chain of jewelry retailers as well as the real estate development firm that bears his name. He said he ran "to try and pull Allentown out from under the cloud of scandal."

With 95 percent of precincts reporting, Pawlowski had about 50 percent of the vote and Hyman 43 percent.

(Copyright 2017 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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