Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The LuLac Edition #1099, Feb. 17th, 2010



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.


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.


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


At 8:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would get a kick out of Commissioners meetings this should be real good

At 11:07 PM, Blogger JimboBillyBob said...

The stimulus? Sure, we could visit state or federal sites to get their take on how many jobs the stimulus is adding to the economy.

But I find a story in the February 12, 2010 Times Leader to be a little more interesting. Here's an excerpt:

"...A Times Leader review found 119 awards in Luzerne County for a total of $100,625,430 and the creation of 70.24 jobs during the last three months of last year. But many of those awards lacked critical details on jobs and how the money was spent."

Let's do the math, kids.

That's $1,432,594.39 per job created.

Geeze Louise, if the stimulus had somehow managed to create 1000 jobs from that pile of dough, it's still $100,625.43 per head.

Only the government could manage such a horrible return on an investment.

An "investment" my grandkids ...and probably theirs ...will be paying for.

Is it any wonder Gubbermint Motors (GM) continues to lose money in buckets?

James O'Meara, Sr.

At 11:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy needs to be lynched just for the deal he created with the baseball team. He gave it away.

At 11:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps Paul Sorvino would like to try his hand at another movie. This one is being written as we speak. He could take the role of a co conspirator as he has proven he cant direct or complete a project.
Corey Obrien could produce and Mike Washo could act confused!

At 5:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know you lifted these stories from the newspapers, and that's not an issue. However, a little attribution would be nice.

At 2:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The feds have to keep working on Luzerne County how about the feds work on Wilkes Barre City government?

At 5:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why did Kanjo vote against the stimulus but will take the money though that it dished out. I think its time to vote him out.

At 7:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats your feeling on Mark McGuire's return to baseball?
This is the obvious 1st step in a rehab process. The guy would have to own up to a few things to ever make that work for me. Rose is the poster boy for gambling and
McGuire gets the nod for steroids in no small part due to his less than distinguished D.C. appearance.
I guess theres no reason LaRussa cant have him around if he wants him, but then again LaRussa is a lawyer...


At 8:36 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

I know you lifted these stories from the newspapers, and that's not an issue. However, a little attribution would be nice.

At 10:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cordaro indictment, to name one. If you need me to name the rest, you have some serious issues.

At 8:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

indict em all
what about the sno mountain deal?


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