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Monday, November 25, 2013

Ind. Courts - "David Wyser, former Marion Co. chief deputy prosecutor, to be sentenced today" [Updated]

Tim Evans' story this morning in the Indianapolis Star begins:

David Wyser, the former chief deputy prosecutor in Marion County, will be sentenced this morning in federal court for accepting a bribe in exchange for approving the early release from prison of a convicted murderer.
[Updated at 1:30 PM] Tim Evans' story this afternoon begins:
David Wyser, the former chief deputy prosecutor in Marion County, was sentenced this morning in federal court to three years of probation with six months of house arrest for accepting a bribe in exchange for approving the early release from prison of a convicted murderer.

Based on his bribery conviction and lack of criminal history, Wyser was facing a sentence of 18 to 24 months.

In a motion filed Nov. 1 in U.S. District Court, however, federal prosecutors asked Judge Sarah Evans Barker to sentence Wyser to a lesser term than called for under federal guidelines for his crime because of his cooperation into an investigation of his ex-boss, former Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi. Brizzi has not been charged.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 25, 2013 10:56 AM
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