Vaughn Spencer








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
explain ourselves.

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

Well it did not take too long for Al Boscov to start using our taxpayer money once again to donate to his political friends.  The same Al Boscov that needed bailout money from Ed Rendell, because he claimed he was too poor to buy back his failed department store chain, but somehow can donate well over 6 figures to multiple politicians and candidates for office since receiving his bailout money while the hardworking taxpayers and business owners that Boscov owed money to are told to eat it.

The latest person to receive Boscov’s bailout money is none other than Reading City Council President Vaughn Spencer who happens to be running for Mayor.  This donation is according to campaign finance sheets that were brought to our attention by Ernie Schlegel.

This now takes the grand total of donations made by Boscov since receiving bailout money to $193,250.00.  If Vaughn Spencer is going to take this dirty money, why does he deserve to be elected the next Mayor of Reading?

Quiet For The Moment…. Or Not?

Well you can tell this is an off year election, and therefore, Al Boscov has been quiet in donations to his political friends lately.  There are current unconfirmed sources that claim that Al Boscov has been donating to Berks County Commissioner Christian Leinbach, as well as Democrat Mayor Candidate for Reading Vaughn Spencer in the amounts of $10,000 each.  If anybody has solid information to confirm this, please leave us a comment and let us know.

We are interested in all campaign donations that Al Boscov makes since he received bailout money.

Thank you