FBI Raids Scranton City Hall, Mayor’s House; Courtright Says He Isn’t Resigning
On Wednesday, the FBI raided Scranton City Hall and Mayor Bill Courtright’s house.
The Citizens Voice reports that the FBI “undertook court-authorized activity at City Hall and the mayor’s house” although it’s still not clear what prompted the agents arrival.
According to WNEP, FBI agents took two boxes from the office of Pat Hinton, the head of the city’s Licensing, Inspections, and Permits department.
Rumors swirled that Courtright was going to resign from office days after this raid, but The Citizens Voice reports that the Scranton Mayor denied these claims yesterday.
WNEP reports that the first Scranton City Council meeting since the FBI raid is set for tonight.
The Democratic Mayor was re-elected for a second term in 2017.