District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis said detectives followed up on the editorial. If the paper has something, “then we need it,” she said.
Eighteen months of investigating and the Times Leader (which by now has printed EVERYTHING that they have) has more info than she does.
Detectives also visited the state Department of Environmental Protection in Wilkes-Barre on Monday after the newspaper informed the district attorney that no one from her office sought information from DEP that first investigated the report of missing fuel in July 2012.
Nice to see that the 'detectives' finally got the paper work that said the fuel loss wasn't from a leak or bad record keeping (seems to me THAT would've been step ONE)
Salavantis had said the probe has been delayed by the workload on her office, including violent crimes and homicides
And holidays, don't forget the holiday excuse!
“We had boxes and boxes of documents we had to go through,” Salavantis said
She had EIGHTEEN MONTHS!!
“We follow all the leads and all the information that may be relevant to the investigation,” Salavantis said
Lets face it. Her investigation is a total soup sandwich. No one in the city administration is going to get so much as a slap on the wrist.
If the Times Leader hadn't been involved then this wouldn't have seen the light of day.
If the DEP hadn't gotten involved then this would've been swept under the rug already.
One a side note,
Some days, even pets need help. Especially in this cold. Good work guys.
Dan Emplit WBFD
AKA Don Quixote