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Wyoming residents questions Borough officials

Wyoming, Luzerne County (WBRE/WYOU-TV) A Luzerne County Borough manager is under investigation by Pennsylvania State Police and the IRS for financial records pertaining to Wyoming Borough. 

Monday it was the public's first opportunity to voice their concerns to elected officials. Tamra Smith over sees Borough finances. While the investigation continues residents would like to see their assets protected and suspend. 

A sickness kept Wyoming Borough manager Smith from Monday's board meeting. Dozens of taxpayers showed up. 

Dozens of taxpayers showed up. They questions after state and federal investigations raided Smith's business office and few weeks back. People who came out think smith should be removed as Borough manager. 

"Continuing to manager your finances. To me it would make sense that Borough council should suspend the Borough manager," said Jeremy Nelson. 

Last Month state police and the IRS took evidence including a computer. From Accounting Services, Smith's company. 

Court documents show authorities were looking for financial records of entities over seen by smith. Those include Wyoming Free Library, Wyoming Hose Company Number one, Wyoming Hose Company Number one Rescue and the Wyoming Ambulance. 

"You were elected to service the people of this town and that you should be looking out for the best interest of the town's people and finances," said Nelson. 

A motion was made to suspend Smith without pay. It was voted down 4-2.

"What's going to happen to the borough? We have no back up. Our only back up is right here and she's the secretary," said Steven Nalewajko. 

"That means right now the borough is going to move forward with the same way that it's been," said Mayor Joseph Dominick. 


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