WILKES-BARRE — City police officer Jason Anthony, who was indicted by a federal grand jury on bank fraud charges, has been suspended without pay from the police force.
Mayor Thomas M. Leighton made the announcement by news release Friday afternoon.
Anthony, 34, was one of four people charged Tuesday stemming from a federal investigation into dirty loans at the Wilkes-Barre City Employee Federal Credit Union.
A grand jury seated in Scranton issued the indictments on Tuesday. The indictments were unsealed on Thursday.
Anthony allegedly signed a woman’s name on a loan document. The woman was unaware her name had been used by Anthony, according to the indictment.
According to the news release, Anthony waived his right to a Loudermill hearing that was in the process of being scheduled. Anthony was hired in February 2005 and earned a salary of $60,654.