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Friday, July 18, 2014

Ind. Gov't. - More on: State Board of Accounts investigating Evansville City Councilwoman

Updating this ILB post from June 12th, WFIE14 Evansville reported yesterday, in a story headed "Special prosecutor appointed in Brinkerhoff-Riley case," reports:

A special prosecutor has been appointed in the case of Evansville City Councilwoman Stephanie Brinkerhoff-Riley.

Gibson County Prosecutor Robert Krieg tells 14 News that he is looking into the case.

Krieg said, "This incident occurred in Vanderburgh County but Prosecutor Nick Hermann requested a special prosecutor. Judge Tornatta is handling the matter and appointed me as special prosecutor in the case. This remains a Vanderburgh County matter and it will be handled there just like any other case with the exception that I, as Gibson County Prosecutor, will handle the case and have the jurisdiction to do so due to the appointment by Judge Tornatta," he said.

The investigation began after Brinkerhoff-Riley, then Evansville City Council Vice President, admitted to secretly recording a confidential meeting about the city audit.

She released that recording to the public.

Brinkerhoff-Riley remains on council, but resigned from the VP position.

The Indiana State Police are investigating the case. Krieg tells 14 News it was assigned to Special Investigations Detective Jan Kruse at the ISP Bloomington Post.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 18, 2014 10:12 AM
Posted to Indiana Government