The LuLac Edition #823, May 18th, 2009
On the eve of an election campaign that ended a few days ago, Wilkes Barre Area School Board member Jim Height was arrested and charged with bribery- A plea agreement signed by former Wilkes-Barre Area School Director James Height calls for him to serve 15 to 21 months in prison based on sentencing guidelines, but the sentence could be further reduced if he provides substantial assistance to authorities in their ongoing corruption probe. Height was charged this afternoon with accepting $2,000 for aiding a contractor in his attempts to secure a contract within the district. Height, who abruptly resigned from the school board last week, is the third school official to be charged with corruption within the past month.
From combined reports of Times Leader and Citizen's Voice.