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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Court of Appeals issues 1 today (and 2 NFP)

For publication opinions today (1):

In Dustin Blythe v. State of Indiana, a 14-page opinion, Judge Brown writes:

Dustin Blythe appeals his convictions for nine counts of forgery as class C felonies and falsely making a petition of nomination, a class D felony. * * *

[T]he State alleged under Counts I through IX that Blythe, “acting with intent to defraud, knowingly uttered a written instrument that purported to have been made by another person or by authority of one who did not give authority, by forging” election ballot petitions that included the apparent signatures of nine individuals where those individuals had not signed the petitions or given their authority for their signatures to be used on the petitions. Under Count X, the State alleged that Blythe “knowingly falsely made a petition of nomination for Presidential Candidate Barack Obama.” * * *

For the foregoing reasons, we affirm Blythe’s conviction under Count I and remand with instructions to vacate his convictions under Counts II through X.

NFP civil opinions today (1):

The City of Sullivan v. North American Latex Corp, Kenneth Wayne Plummer, and Others Owning Property (NFP)

NFP criminal opinions today (1):

Joshua Devine v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 5, 2014 10:58 AM
Posted to Ind. App.Ct. Decisions