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I-Team: Wilkes-Barre Employee Federal Credit Union

There is new information in the federal probe into the Wilkes-Barre Federal Credit Union. The I-Team first told you about the investigation two weeks ago- when the F-B-I subpoenaed records from the credit union.
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County- The I-team has learned the investigation is focusing on vehicle loans.
 
The FBI was conducting a separate investigation in the City of Wilkes-Barre.  An FBI spokesman told the I-Team they recieved information during the course of that investiation that led them to the Wilkes-Barre Employees Federal Credit Union.  The FBI took records from the credit union two weeks ago. As the probe began, the longtime manager of the credit union was found dead inside his home. His death was not a case of foul play.  The I-Team's Andy Mehalshick spoke with the the solicitor for the credit union who says he has given the FBI all of their records that were subpoenaed.   The I-Team has learned the IRS is also involved in the investigation.  The I-team has learned from sources close to the case that at least one retired Wilkes-Barre City Police officer has been interviewed by federal investigators.  Eyewitness News has also confirmed that the probe is focusing on loans for vehicles.  On Thursday-the board of directors of the credit union held its regular meeting. Board members did not want to speak with the I-Team.

    The Federal Credit Union is not connected to the city government and no one has been accused of any wrongdoing,

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