Category Archives: Northeast PA

Lackawanna Corruption Trial Winds Down

The federal trial of a Lackawanna County commissioner and former commissioner is winding down. I’m so excited for the verdict, I feel like Nancy Grace. But I digress. A.J. Munchak and Robert Cordaro are accused of extorting businesses for payoffs … More after the jump

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Dems See Barletta as Vulnerable to Challenger

Congressman Lou Barletta, scourge of Mexican-looking immigrants legal and illegal, is increasingly seen as a top target by Democrats who believe they can take back that seat in 2012. It’s a Democratic stronghold, and most believe Barletta only won because … More after the jump

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FBI Looking for Tips in Job-Selling at Wilkes-Barre Schools

Federal investigators on Wednesday sought help finding anyone who has been asked or required to provide money or anything else of value in order to obtain a job in a northeastern Pennsylvania public school. The FBI made the request in … More after the jump

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Luzerne Kickback Scandal May Inspire Reforms

Here’s hoping. This story disgusted me, and that’s tough, considering I’m a jaded SOB. A state senator on Monday advocated that juveniles be required to have a lawyer in court in the aftermath of hundreds of youth convictions being thrown … More after the jump

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Judge may Overturn Hundreds of Cases in Luzerne Scandal

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said yesterday that it would give a judge the discretion to overturn the cases of as many as 1,200 juveniles sentenced by a Luzerne County judge who admitted taking payments from detention centers to which he … More after the jump

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