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SCRANTON â?? A businessman who pleaded guilty to a corruption charge is seeking early release from probation so he can expand a new business that provides water hauling services to the natural gas industry.

Richard Emanski, owner of King Glass and Paint in Swoyersville, pleaded guilty in 2010 to supplying free carpeting to a Wilkes-Barre Area school director who helped Emanski obtain a contract with the district.

Emanski, of Harveys Lake, was sentenced in June 2010 to five months in prison and two years of supervised release. His attorney, Carl Poveromo, filed a motion Monday seeking to discontinue the supervised release so that Emanski can expand another business, R&J Enterprises, which hauls water for the gas industry.

In his motion, Poveromo notes Emanski has reintegrated himself into the community and is at a low risk to re-offend. Freeing Emanski from supervised release would allow him to travel more freely and expand his water trucking business in other states.

A judge will take the motion under consideration and issue a ruling at a later date.

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