Time for a bit of Northeastern Pennsylvania news.
Nearly a year ago, I criticized the proposed Hazleton cargo airport. An airport backed by corrupt insiders, some of the same people who setup a crooked Luzerne country juvenile facility arrangement. This proposed cargo airport was going to revitalize the area, never mind the fact that no major shipping company signed on to be a tenant.
Fast forward a year later, and there has been a ton of news related to the cargo airport.
Attorney Robert Powell sold his interests in the cargo airport company and the juvenile detention company.
One of the corrupt judges who pushed the juvenile center, Mark A. Ciavarella Jr, admitted to handling cases improperly.
Now both judge Ciavarella and judge Michael T. Conahan are being investigated by the FBI for their relationship with attorney Robert Powell.
What does this mean for the cargo airport? Time will tell, but the state has already recommended that the developers should actually find tenants, before going forward. What a brilliant idea!
Bravo to the Citizen’s voice for having the guts to actually investigate and publish this story. If you live in Northeastern PA, I would strongly urge you to subscribe to the Citizen’s voice. The Times Leader would never publish such a story.
Quite ironically, one of the corrupt country commissioners who passed the juvenile deal still says its a good idea. Greg Skrepenak has no regrets about approving the 20 year 58 million dollar lease to his cronies. Grep Skrepenak recently awarded one of his cronies a million dollar no bid construction contract.
I blame the voters of Luzerne country for most of this mess. First off, how could anyone with a semi-functioning brain vote for Greg Skrepenak? He has ZERO qualifications to run a large county government. Secondly, when voters were given the change the restructure country government with a charter government, they voted NO.
When the dust finally settles on all these scandals, I wouldn’t be shocked to see some of the same idiots obtain office again.