Monday, November 22, 2010
Expect More Indictments Tomorrow
The Times Leader is reporting on a news conference scheduled by the U.S. Attorney's office for 2P.M. tomorrow in the federal courthouse at 235 North Washington Ave., Scranton to discuss the on-going investigation of public corruption in local and state government, according to a press release issued by U.S. Attorney Peter J. Smith.
It is worth noting that Smith made this observation back on August 30, 2010 as reported in the Citizen's Voice.
U.S. Attorney Peter J. Smith sees no immediate end to the corruption probe that has led to the arrests of more than 30 people in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties, including judges, county officials, school board members and government contractors.
"I can't say how long they will extend (it) because we frankly don't know,"
Smith said during a recent wide-ranging interview with The Citizens' Voice. "They'll go on as long as they need to go on."
The Standard Speaker is reporting that an elected official is the expected target of the probe.