Former Scranton mayor sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment on public corruption charges

 

Date: October 2, 2020

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Scranton – The former mayor for the City of Scranton, William L. Courtright of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion, on public corruption charges.

Courtright previously pleaded guilty on July 2, 2020, to charges involving criminal conspiracy, bribery and extortion in July 2019. Courtright had been the subject of a multi-year year undercover investigation headed by the FBI. The undercover investigation captured the former mayor accepting cash payments from vendors doing business with the city. 

In addition to the prison term, Judge Mannion also ordered Courtright to pay a $25,000 fine, and be supervised by a probation officer for three years following his release from prison.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Mannion also ordered Courtright to pay a $25,000 fine, and be supervised by a probation officer for three years following his release from prison.

The investigation was conducted by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, FBI and Pennsylvania State Police.

Assistant United States Attorneys Michael Consiglio and Michelle Olshefski prosecuted the case.