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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Ind. Law - "Hamilton County Young Republicans chief arrested on 3rd drunken driving allegation"

Catching up: Updating past ILB entries, including this one from Dec. 18, 2010, and this one from May 19, 2011, Tim Evans reported in the Indianapolis Star on July 9th:

Marietto “Mario” Massillamany, an attorney and chairman of the Hamilton County Young Republicans with two prior alcohol-related driving arrests, was arrested again Sunday morning on two charges related to driving while intoxicated.

Massillamany, 36, an attorney at Barnes & Thornburg and former deputy prosecutor in Marion and Hamilton counties, previously was reprimanded by the state Supreme Court after a 2010 drunken driving conviction, his second. * * *

A profile of Massillamany on the Barnes & Thornburg website says: “Mr. Massillamany is deeply involved in public service, including serving as chairman of the Hamilton County Young Republicans.” * * *

Massillamany has had two other alcohol-related driving arrests since 2000.

He was arrested for OWI in March 2010 after police saw his vehicle swerving and clocked it traveling at 71 mph in a 40-mph zone on 116th Street in Fishers. He resigned later that week from his post as spokesman for then-Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi.

In December 2010, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to serve 32 days in the Hamilton County Jail.

That was his second OWI conviction; he also was convicted in 2000 in Marion County.

In May 2011, the Indiana Supreme Court issued Massillamany a public reprimand for the 2010 conviction. The court’s disciplinary orders said Massillamany violated an Indiana Professional Conduct rule.

From the Brown County Democrat, also on July 9th:
The attorney representing Brown County was arrested over the weekend in Hamilton County on drunken driving charges. * * *

Brown County Commissioner Joe Wray said Tuesday that he was aware of the arrest.

The commissioners contracted with Barnes and Thornburg, not Massillamany as an individual attorney, Wray said. Wray is waiting to hear back from the law firm, which was hired earlier this year to replace local attorney Kurt Young, to learn whether or not the county will be assigned a different lawyer.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 13, 2013 09:30 AM
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