The LuLac Edition #1099, Feb. 17th, 2010
ON TO THE LAC
The FBI is now setting its sights to the north. – An attorney for former Lackawanna County commissioner Robert Cordaro said he expects federal authorities will soon seek an indictment against him. Flamboyant barrister William Costopoulos of Lemoyne declined to say what charges he expects will be filed, but said Cordaro has vowed to fight the allegations. Rumors that Cordaro and current Lackawanna County Commissioner A.J. Munchak would face federal charges have been circulating for months. Speculation that an indictment was imminent heated up last month, when Munchak spent several hours being questioned by FBI agents. Sources close to LuLac have been speculating about this for months but there was nothing firm. In the summer an associate and source of mine took me to the new Cordaro house off of Route 307 in Scranton. Speculation is centering on that deal. A.J. Munchak, Cordaro's long time partner in business and politics will also be on the hook with the feds. Our sources tell us there will be a laundry list of charges against the two elected as a team in 2003 by a scant 200 votes.
DOHERTY TO THE SENATE
In a loosely kept secret, Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty has dropped his bid for the Governor's race He will run for the seat of Senator Mellow in the 22nd Senatorial District. With the entry of Tom Leighton into the Senate race in the 14th, and Doherty's change of plans, this will be the first time two sitting Mayors of the twin cities in LuLac land might be elevated to the upper House in the State Legislature.
STIMULUS 1 YEAR LATER
From Senator Specter's website where he talks about the impact of the stimulus package on our Commonwealth. Pennsylvania expects to receive more than $26 billion from the Recovery Act. $15.7 billion will flow through state and local governments and nonprofit agencies to build highways and bridges, employ teachers, police officers and firemen, and develop housing and alternative energy. Additionally, $11 billion in federal tax credits and benefits to individuals and businesses will aid those most in need, including helping Pennsylvanians obtain Medicare, emergency unemployment compensation and food stamps. To learn more about what the Recovery Act is doing throughout Pennsylvania, please visit www.recovery.pa.gov.