Political Corruption Investigations

County Detectives from the Office of the District Attorney are responsible for investigating cases of alleged political corruption and criminal acts involving local government officials, both elected and appointed.

Public corruption investigations are generally initiated from criminal allegations made by citizens, local and county government employees, public officials, other agency referrals, informants, and investigative leads from other cases.  The length of each investigation varies depending on the complexity of the case. 

Allegations are reviewed and investigated with the strictest of confidentiality.  Once it is determined that a criminal violation has occurred, the case is thoroughly investigated. The Detective Unit of the Office of the District Attorney also works closely with other local, state, and federal agencies when warranted.

To contact the Public Corruption investigator, contact Chief Detective Eric Kerchner at (570) 517-3052 or by email at ekerchner@monroecountypa.gov.

You may also request an investigion by visiting our Request an Investigation page.