WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) A former Luzerne County Correctional facility counselor faces more charges.
Louis Elmy was charged with extortion and firearms violations on Thursday.
Federal investigators say Elmy extorted money and other items from inmates in exchange for furloughs and special privileges.
In February, Elmy was arrested on drug trafficking and firearms charges.
He was released under conditions of supervision.
Elmy had served as president of the wilkes-barre area school board and was a candidate for wilkes-barre city council