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Feds Request Hearing On Mericle Plea Deal

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WILKES-BARRE — Federal prosecutors claim that a well-known real estate developer caught up in the Luzerne County corruption scandal may have violated a plea agreement and are now asking for a hearing before a federal judge.

Investigators said Robert Mericle knew two former county judges took  money to open a juvenile detention center but never reported it.

Part of the plea agreement meant restitution to families.

The feds want a hearing to see if Mericle has fulfilled obligations in the plea agreement and whether he committed any new crimes.

They said they want a hearing before he is sentenced at the end of next month.



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