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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Hearing underway to determine if Floyd Co. prosecutor's handling of Camm case violated ethics rules"

Updating earlier ILB posts, WDRB Louisville reports on Tuesday's hearing, held in the state Supreme Court courtroom in the Statehouse. Stephan Johnson reports, with video (worth watching). Some quotes:

Tuesday brought the second day of testimony in the ethics hearing for Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson.

Henderson is accused of negotiating a book deal leading up to the third trial, and then using taxpayer money to cover his legal fees. Henderson counters that there was never anything in writing.

The hearing was moved to the state house in Indianapolis to allow David Camm's defense attorneys to testify. First on the stand today was Indianapolis attorney Stacy Uliana, who represented Camm in his second and third trials.

The hearing started off pretty tame, but things got heated when Uliana was questioned about her personal relationship with Camm. She admits her sister did have a relationship with Camm after the third trial, but then stressed to us after testifying that this is not about any personal relationships, or even David Camm, for that matter.

"This proceeding is about the harm that was done to the Floyd Count taxpayers, and about the harm that was done to my profession -- the legal profession -- by Mr. Henderson's conduct," Uliana said.

"I felt then -- I feel now -- it was a trial tactic to get me off," Henderson said. "Kudos to them. They were successful. But it was certainly related to the appeal that was pending up at the court of appeals. But with that, I don't really want to say any more until after I testify."

Also on the stand today, Henderson's chief Deputy Prosecutor, Steve Owen, called the attorney for the ethic commission a "tool." * * *

The hearing is expected to wrap up on Wednesday.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 21, 2015 09:09 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts