Skrepenak said temptation is all around in Luzerne County. "I don't think many people see a lot of wrong in what they've done," he said. He called himself "ignorant," adding that he "failed to understand what was going on."
Nonsense. Did Skrepenak or any of the 22 others accused of corruption list their ill-gotten gains on their tax returns? Did they mention the under-the-table deals to taxpayers or the news media? Of course not. Because they did know it was wrong. "Everybody does it"? Maybe so, but umpteen wrongs do not make a right. The only ignorance these individuals showed was in assuming that they would never, ever get caught.