Details came out this morning on Luzerne County’s favorite dumb-jock – disgraced county commissioner, and now admitted gangster, Greg Skrepenak. The former football player who got knocked in the head one too many times, plead guilty to accepting a bribe from a developer. In return Skrepenak can spend 3 to 4 years in the lock-up.
According to the criminal complaint, Skrep took five-grand in return for supporting the creation of a tax increment district that benefited the developer building a project in Jenkins Township. Who is that developers? Well, the Citizens Voice says it’s none other than Anthony Trombetta. The same guy Skrep bought his townhome from and the same guy who built the development Skrep is living in. Hmmm, very convenient ain’t it?
Trombetta has been a key figure in this corruption probe for a while now. Contracts that his technology company, Intellacom, Inc., have had with school districts have suddenly been put under the microscope by the feds. So far Tony T hasn’t been charged with anything, but it certainly appears as if the walls are closing in on him.
You may remember a few weeks ago, Trombetta’s short order cook at his failed Portofino Restaurant, Jeff Piazza, pled guilty to corruption. That plea came in connection with technology contracts that were doctored up so that Jeffie could get a good kickback to feather his nest. Anyone care to guess who those contracts were with? (Read about Jeff’s plea in this blog post from December 4th.)
Skrepenak expresses remorse for failing.
He now calls upon God for forgiveness.
He said he didn’t think what he did was wrong.
Typical reactions from a loser.
Lets just hope they have an orange jumpsuit that fits him.