has reported that a lawyer associated with Ed Pawlowski expects to be indicted soon, perhaps even today. Others speculated that this new round of indictments would include Ed Pawlowski.
A New York State Legislator had his bribery/public corruption conviction overturned by the 2nd Court of Appeals, because under the Supreme Court's recent McDonnell decision, a public official engaging in generalized support for a patron or a contributor is no longer enough to establish a conviction. Bernie further speculated that perhaps dropping out of the mayoral race might be a condition of bail. I would think that regardless of what happens in regard to Pawlowski being indicted, he will be on the ballot come November. Furthermore, I doubt that an indictment will significantly change his chances of being elected, whatever those happen to be. His pending indictment has already been baked into the odds. His constituents, mostly Allentown's minority communities, won't blink over these charges.
In other ballot news, based on a conversation with Ray O'Connell last month, I expect a decision from him this week about waging a write-in campaign.
In conclusion, I don't see an indictment of Pawlowski changing the election results. I suspect that a trial won't occur before 2018.
ADDENDUM: Ray O'Connell is making an announcement on August 3th. Apparently, he is joining the mayoral race as a write-in candidate.