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Nepotism in Wilkes Barre

Monday, Jul. 11, 2011

"Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton hired his son and 13 other residents of his three-street Barney Farms neighborhood to summer positions in 2009," according an article in The Citizens' Voice this week.

Center Senior Fellow in Government Ethics Judy Nadler commented on the issue for the Voice and The Times Tribune, explaining that it is not best practice for government officials to hire relatives or disproportionately select employees from one area of the city.

Tags: government ethics, nepotism