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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Dorer attorneys want judge off criminal case"

Douglas Walker reports today in the Muncie Star-Press in a story that begins:

MUNCIE — Attorneys for Delaware County Treasurer John Dorer want the judge presiding over his criminal case to recuse herself.

Dorer, 50, was charged in April with 47 crimes stemming from his alleged mishandling of county funds. In 44 of the counts, he is accused of failing to properly deposit public funds within 24 hours of receipt, as required under state law.

In a motion filed Monday, defense attorneys Pamela Buchanan and James MacAbee ask that Delaware Circuit Court 1 Judge Marianne Vorhees leave the case.

They refer to State Board of Accounts audits, from 2005 to 2010, that reflect Delaware County’s adult and juvenile probation departments, overseen by the county’s five Circuit Court judges, “engaged in the exact same conduct.”

“Evidence recently discovered by (Dorer) shows that the Delaware County Adult and Juvenile Probation Departments have failed for years to deposit public funds they have collected on the next business day,” the attorney wrote.

“The evidence also shows that the State Board of Accounts made this specific judge personally aware of the probation departments’ failure to deposit public funds they had collected on the next business day,” the motion reads.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 17, 2014 08:19 AM
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