UPDATE: About an hour ago, a spokesman for Squire Patton Boggs emailed me this statement: “Mr. Bond’s personal activities described in this weekend’s Times-Tribune are unrelated to the firm. Mr. Bond is no longer employed by Squire Patton Boggs.”
UPDATE: Squire Patton Boggs, the Park Avenue lobbying firm where Ken Bond is a senior partner, has removed his profile page from its website. Keep making noise, Scranton. They hear you in Manhattan.
Thanks to all who responded to my Sunday column about Ken Bond, a Park Avenue attorney, Scranton slumlord and deadbeat who owes more than a quarter of a million dollars in delinquent city, (Read it here.)
Bond and his law firm, Squire Patton Boggs, can afford to ignore us, but word on the street is that at least some officials are listening. Scranton City Council is expected to address the Bond scandal at today’s meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. Council meets in public caucus at 5:15. I’ve got another commitment, but I’m hoping citizens will show up and tell council the time for talk is over.
Council and the other taxing bodies have always had the authority to take action against Bond. Public pressure may be what it takes to convince these officials to finally use it.
Thanks also to all who reached out with tips and contacts that I’ll be chasing for the Wednesday column. My guess is the topic will be Ken Bond.
Finally, I made a mistake in Sunday’s column. I described former U.S. Senator John Breaux as a Republican. He is a Democrat. I corrected the error online and will do so in print. No excuses. It was sloppy and I regret the error.