Former County Commissioner Could Be Released from Prison Before End of Year

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SCRANTON -- A former Lackawanna County Commissioner could be released from federal prison before the end of 2017.

A.J. Munchak -- along with fellow commissioner Bob Cordaro -- was convicted in federal court on a series of public corruption charges in 2011. According to Munchak's attorney Christopher Powell, Munchak could be released to a halfway house in Florida as early as November.

He is scheduled to finish serving his sentence in May of 2018.

Cordaro remains in prison, and has four years remaining on his prison term.

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