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Thursday, January 09, 2014

Ind. Gov't. - "Tony Bennett hires 2 top defense attorneys in ethics case" [Updated]

Tom LoBianco reports today for the AP:

Larry Mackey and Jason Barclay are representing [Former Indiana Schools Superintendent Tony Bennett] in his case before the State Ethics Commission. Inspector General David Thomas filed a complaint in November saying Bennett violated ethics laws by using state resources for political purposes.

Mackey built a national profile prosecuting Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. Barclay worked with former Gov. Mitch Daniels in 2005 to rewrite some of the ethics laws Bennett is now accused of breaking. Both work for Indianapolis law firm Barnes and Thornburg.

[Updated at 2:00 PM] Here is the extended AP story.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 9, 2014 01:34 PM
Posted to Indiana Government