Nice. The Times Leader has broken the story that yet another politico in Luzerne County is, for lack of a better word, corrupt.
Former Luzerne County Deputy Clerk charged with accepting bribe
SCRANTON - Former Luzerne County Deputy Clerk William Brace has agreed to plead guilty to accepting a suit valued at $1,500 in exchange for helping a contractor obtain a contract with the county sometime between June 2007 and May 2008.
According to charges filed this morning by the U.S. Attorney's office, Brace supported the contractor, who is not identified, in obtaining a contract with the county valued at more than $5,000. In exchange for his support, Brace traveled to New York City, where the contractor had Brace fitted for a tailor-made, monogramed suit. The charges do not identify the tailor.
Brace has a long history of public employment. He served as chief clerk for Wilkes-Barre City until 2001, when he retired. He then took a position as chief deputy for Clerk of Courts Bob Reilly. He stayed in that position until Decmeber 2005, when he took the position as chief clerk for the county commissioners. He retired in November 2008 to take a position as registrar of vital statistics for the state.
This is just out of hand. Unreal.
And it leads me back to a fair question and a fair assertion that WILK’s Sue Henry has been repeatedly tossing at her listeners for months:
The question: How much is enough?
The assertion: (paraphrasing), Remember, despite all of these arrests, plea agreements and what have you, good people do in fact work at the Luzerne County courthouse.
Sue, sadly, apparently there is no such thing as having enough money for these longtime party apparatchiks.
And as for the assertion, I ask again…Sue, are you prepared to identify THAT good person that toils away under the big dome?
It’s getting to the point that the taint, the all-permeating and sickening stench that seems to taint everything political in this county is now THIS close to fouling the entire lot of them.
I say to you that, good people or no good people, everybody knew that one gigantic scam was afoot for all these years. How could they not have known? Not everyone who is employed by the county is deaf, dumb and blind.
Or are they?
Another one bites the dust. Yet another reason why it might be time to take up residence in Alaska, kiddies. Hmm, now there’s an idea: Circumlocution for Eskimos.
Me, the mush dogs, the frozen, wind-slept expanse of nothingness, the copious amounts of whiskey, a kerosene-powered personal computer and Muckachuck...my new bride.
Muckachuck! You hot 'lil bitch! Fetch me another pint of Mad Dog, will ya!?!