For a city with nearly 90,000 people and only 6,000 – 7,000 turnout to vote at best, I must say this is a lot of money to go into a mayoral candidate. Al Boscov can claim poverty when allowing The Mall at Steamtown in Scranton, PA to go into foreclosure, he can claim poverty to get a bailout for his department store chain while stiffing suppliers out of amounts much smaller than what he is donating to Vaughn Spencer here.
When somebody cheats on their taxes, The IRS does not hesitate to call out the individual when they somehow have all this money to buy the luxuries of life, and I think after this report, people should really consider what makes Boscov the exception, because if you or I did this, we would be undergoing painful audits year after year to
Mayor Spencer received $10,000 on 1-20-2015, $40,000 on 2-15-2015, and $20,000 on 4-30-2015.
This takes the grand total now to $549,893.15 of taxpayer money used since this bailout.
Source: Berks County Court House