Thursday, April 23, 2009

Skrep says Petrilla is being investigated by the Feds

TL reporter Jennifer Learn-Andes witnessed a blowup between Luzerne County Democratic Commissioners Greg Skrepnak and Maryanne Petrilla that confirms that they are not exchanging Christmas cards anymore. Petrilla stormed into Skrepenak’s because he was repeating a rumor he says he heard that Petrilla was being investigated by federal authorities. She said she checked with the Feds and is not under investigation and said he should be the one worried about a federal investigation. Hard to argue with that because the Secret Service investigation of the debit card abuse has been completed and sent to the US Attorney plus there is still the question of why Skrep and former Commissioner Todd Vonderheid approved that 20 year lease of the PA Child Care facility. Why Petrilla didn't continue the investigation of it started by Steve Flood when she was Controller is another question.


“See what I put up with?” Skrepenak told the reporter after Petrilla left his office. “How dare she come into my office? I didn’t defame her...I think there’s a lot of animosity on both sides, and I think it’s at the point that it becomes personality not principle,” Skrepenak said. “It is what it is at this point, and it’s unfortunate.” Skrepenak said he and Petrilla have reached the point that they can’t have a productive working relationship. Petrilla said Skrepenak will have to “show up for work” to have a working relationship.
“He works maybe – and I’m really stretching it here – five hours a month."


She threatened to sue him for defamation and Skrep told her to sue him.

Just another day under the dingdome.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Two peas in a pot

Anonymous said...

why didn't the reporter ask Skrep where he was getting his info from, about Petrilla being investigated??? We're all waiting for some ax to fall because of the Skrep and Vondy show.

Stephen Albert said...

Greg Skrepenak is about the last person on the planet to be lobbing accusation bombs at anyone. The amazing gall of it all...

Anonymous said...

What's amazing is the Home Rule meeting at Wilkes University that features Todd "I opposed Home Rule because I'll clean up the Courthouse" Vonderheid.

First question for you Mr Vonderheid: What do you know about good government?

Michelle D said...

I love it. How long until 20/20 is back in the area?