I believe that every single person that is offered a plea deal in the Luzerne County corruption probe should spend time in prison.  If they chirp loudly and help expose other corruption I don't have a problem with a reduced sentence.  Single count plea deals for criminals that have exploited legitimate taxpayers dozens or hundreds of times for thousands or even millions of dollars just doesn’t cut it.  Hard working taxpayers are becoming as outraged by the leniency afforded these criminals as they are by the criminal acts themselves.

US Attorney Peter Smith: please STOP this practice and exert your authority as a representative of the PEOPLE.  You alone carry this authority through the power of your office and you alone can fix this ever so real imbalance of justice.

The Times Leader - Michael Pasonick agrees to plead guilty to bribing school board member