Lackawanna County Commissioners Out When Raid Took Place

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT -- Lackawanna County Commissioners Pat O'Malley and Laureen Cummings were in Luzerne County Thursday morning when we caught up with them.

They clearly did not want to talk about the raid on the jail and county offices while they were out.

As state troopers raided the county administrative offices in downtown Scranton, Lackawanna County Commissioners Pat O'Malley and Laureen Cummings were at a meeting of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport board in Luzerne County.

The airport board canceled a ribbon cutting for a runway extension set for Thursday morning and the two Lackawanna County commissioners left the meeting quickly.

"A statement is coming from our office today," said Commissioner O'Malley.

The county's statement simply said it welcomes the investigation that brought dozens of troopers to the administration offices on Spruce Street where they seized computer hard drives and paperwork.

The commissioners' statement says the raid focused on the Human Resources and Information Technology offices at the building where O'Malley works, and at the Lackawanna County Prison where commissioner O'Malley once worked as a corrections officer.

"There's a statement coming from communications. I can't speak about HR stuff," said Commissioner O'Malley after several questions.

The state attorney general's office has not yet said who the target or targets of this criminal raid are or why the state's chief prosecutor got a search warrant to seize the hard drives and records from the Lackawanna County administrative building.

19 comments

  • Me

    I’m still waiting to hear how that mmj company that’s supposed to take up residence on Rosanna Ave in green ridge got the contract. They are being sued by the next in line competitor for filing less than honest paperwork. After they got the contact from pa, they immediately lost their Maryland mmj biz privileges and something else happened too.

  • seen it all

    The SHAME is they hire people willing to lie for the county/ state only , and create a mob organisation within to rob the public and channel state monies to themselves. This one seems to focus on taking monies from prisoners , and would by previous scams , have the Judges prone to jail people unnecessarily to make personal profit off them for the local elected officials ( already paid by us to not do this) ) When they are done there , Centre Co has had threats delivered to me for reporting local crime in public service.

  • ChuckT

    Say CHEESE!
    This is the first time that i’ve ever seen Cheese run from a camera or live television.
    Nothing to see here…move along.

  • 🙄

    Obviously something fishy is going on otherwise Mr. O’ Malley wouldn’t be running and hiding from Dave Bohman! Rut ro reorge! Ratch a rorice man! Lol

  • Joe Huntergo

    They’re finally getting what’s coming to them. You can’t do that for 50 years like they did and expect for it to continue. Unbelievable to say the least.

  • Go get 'em dave!

    That was the fastest I’ve EVER seen Mr. O’Malley move when Dave Bohman was chasing after him at the airport with mic in hand. Awsome reporting Mr. Bohman! Don’t let up on these corrupt bastards. Yea that’s right, I said bastards. And that includes all the women involved too!

    • Jay walsh

      If it wasn’t for Luzerne County and maybe for the City of Scranton we might have the most corrupt County in the state. Tip O’Neal stated all corruption is local.
      Might be the whole ball of wax called the republic is corrupted, oh well might be time for solutions Direct Democracy and referendums would make us a true Democracy because knuckleheads phoney baloney rascals believe We the People work for them. The republic is rigged and riddled with corruption at every level!

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