By Bill O'Boyle firstname.lastname@example.orgStaff Writer Update 3:09 p.m.
Frank Kratz, the city's building code official, said he was interviewed by the FBI but could not comment on the matter. Sources that spoke on the condition of anonymity said Butch Frati, the city's public works director, was also interviewed by the FBI. Posted 2:46 p.m. City of Wilkes-Barre Mayor Thomas M. Leighton confirmed today that the Federal Bureau of Investigation visited City Hall today, at his request. “I received a complaint from a City property owner regarding the conduct of a City employee. Due to the seriousness of the allegation, I believed it appropriate to bring it to the attention of the FBI. I met with City Attorney Tim Henry and Police Chief Gerard Dessoye yesterday regarding the matter. As a result of that meeting, I requested that Chief Dessoye contact the FBI,” stated Leighton. The FBI’s visit to City Hall today was a result of Mayor Leighton’s request. The City of Wilkes-Barre will fully cooperate with the FBI and any other law enforcement agencies. No further comment will be made due to the ongoing investigation.