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An Open Victim Impact Statement on the Sentencing of Kathleen Kane

By at November 3, 2016 | 12:56 am | 0 Comment

MARK D. SCHWARTZ Attorney at Law Post Office Box 330 Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010-0330 www.markschwartzesq.com 610-525-5534  October 8, 2016 The Honorable Wendy Demchick-Alloy, Judge Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Montgomery County Courthouse 2 East Airy Street P.O. Box 311 Norristown, PA 19404-0311 Re: An Open Victim Impact Statement on the Sentencing of Kathleen Kane […]

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Op-ED: MISSING THE MARK ON GIRARD AND HERSHEY

By at July 15, 2015 | 10:56 am | 0 Comment

Having legal experience with Pennsylvania’s unholy trinity of trusts: The Barnes, The Hershey Trust, and the Girard College Trust, it amazes me that two former chairmen of Girard’s Board of Managers could suggest that Girard and Hershey merge. Such a suggestion shows that they lack a fundamental understanding of their former roles as fiduciaries. But […]

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Five Guys to the Rescue

By at May 7, 2015 | 11:50 am | 0 Comment

Five Guys to the Rescue

Suppose you are Mayor of Philadelphia.  Your fiefdom is known for several “firsts”, unfortunately most notably “first” in poverty amongst the country’s ten largest cities. We have 1.5 million Philadelphians in Philadelphia, including four out of every ten children. Philadelphia’s principal congressional district has the most hunger of any district in the country, fat and […]

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Our Very Own Congress- The Bubble that Needs to be Burst

By at March 16, 2015 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

Our Very Own Congress- The Bubble that Needs to be Burst

We’ve managed to survive the tech bubble, banking bubble, and the real estate bubble, yet another bubble is more destructive and something which should have exploded long ago. Take just one week in the life of our Congress and President.  When it came to protecting our homeland, after all the passion play and finger-pointing Congress […]

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For Pennsylvania Politicians Crime Pays and Pays Some More

By at October 28, 2014 | 1:47 pm | 0 Comment

For Pennsylvania Politicians Crime Pays and Pays Some More

Having spent my early career working for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, I have thought long and hard about why, for decades now, one public official follows another when it comes to indictment, conviction and jail. Pennsylvania has a special status when it comes to public corruption and no one seems to be deterred. Quite […]

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Barring Felons from Lobbying Pennsylvania State Government

By at September 9, 2014 | 10:26 am | 0 Comment

MARK D. SCHWARTZ Attorney at Law Post Office Box 330 Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010-0330 www.markschwartzesq.com Telephone & Fax- 610 525-5534 August 29, 2014 Honorable Tom Corbett Governor of Pennsylvania Room 225 Main Capitol Building Harrisburg, PA 17120 Honorable Joe Scarnati Senate Pro Tempore Senate Box 203025 292 Main Capitol Building Harrisburg, PA 17120 Honorable Samuel […]

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Weary and Wary of the Philadelphia School District Passion Play? Another Approach

By at July 9, 2014 | 10:21 am | 0 Comment

Weary and Wary of the Philadelphia School District Passion Play? Another Approach

Every year with the coming of the summer solstice, Philadelphia School District honchos put up a hue and cry for money to put a band-aid on a total debacle.   Every year we hear of cuts beyond the bone and the prospect of school not opening the Fall. I wonder if it would matter given the […]

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Mark Schwartz: Request for House Investigation

By at April 2, 2014 | 4:37 pm | 0 Comment

Mark Schwartz: Request for House Investigation

MARK D. SCHWARTZ Attorney at Law Post Office Box 330 Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010-0030 www.markschwartzesq.com Telephone & Fax: 610 525-5534   Via Fax to 717 787-6564 Honorable Samuel H. Smith, Speaker Pennsylvania House of Representatives 139 Main Capitol Building Harrisburg, PA 17120-2066 Re: Request for House Investigation Dear Speaker Smith: I write you as a […]

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Request for Investigation into Philadelphia’s Board of City Trusts

By at June 14, 2013 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

Request for Investigation into Philadelphia’s Board of City Trusts

    MARK D. SCHWARTZ Attorney at Law Post Office Box 330 Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010-0330 www.markschwartzesq.com June 13, 2013 The Honorable Kathleen Kane – PERSONAL ATTENTION Pennsylvania Attorney General 16th Floor Strawberry Square Harrisburg, PA 17120 Re: Request for Investigation of Philadelphia’s Board of City Trusts   Dear Ms. Kane You may be aware that […]

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Forget about Shutting the Barn Door – the Harrisburg Incinerator Scoundrels Run Free.

By at June 5, 2013 | 11:41 am | 0 Comment

Forget about Shutting the Barn Door – the Harrisburg Incinerator Scoundrels Run Free.

Thank You Mayor Linda Thompson! Make no mistake about it, this week’s SEC charge against and accepted by the City, was a charge against Linda Thompson for failure to disclose pertinent financial information. Did heads roll?  Was an apology forthcoming from the Mayor?  Did the buck stop with her? Of course not. As I think […]

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