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A Marion County deputy prosecutor has been fired for withholding information regarding facts in a case involving her mother, who was arrested for insurance fraud.

Deputy prosecutor Kristina Whittenburg was fired March 13 for not being forthcoming about facts the Marion County Prosecutor's Office had regarding the investigation of her mother, Kimberly Whittenburg, for multiple counts of insurance fraud.

"We conducted search warrants and obtained information that showed the amount of knowledge that she had in her mother's case was more than she claimed to know," said Mario Massillamany, public information officer in the Marion County Prosecutor's Office.

Kimberly became the subject of an FBI and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department investigation earlier this month after it was discovered she was allegedly approving fraudulent checks at her employer, MultiNational Underwriters in Indianapolis. She allegedly issued the checks to her friend, JoAn Woolbright, in Texas and then split the amount 50/50.

Kristina was interviewed March 9 and told IMPD that Woolbright was her mother's friend in Texas. A search warrant of the home she shared with her mother turned up several MultiNational Underwriters' checks and an envelope mailer with a "transactional record" from Woolbright to Kimberly in Kristina's bedroom.

Kristina had worked in the prosecutor's office for two years, one as an intern and one as a deputy prosecutor in the juvenile division, Massillamany said.

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  1. Don't we have bigger issues to concern ourselves with?

  2. Anyone who takes the time to study disciplinary and bar admission cases in Indiana ... much of which is, as a matter of course and by intent, off the record, would have a very difficult time drawing lines that did not take into account things which are not supposed to matter, such as affiliations, associations, associates and the like. Justice Hoosier style is a far departure than what issues in most other parts of North America. (More like Central America, in fact.) See, e.g., http://www.theindianalawyer.com/indiana-attorney-illegally-practicing-in-florida-suspended-for-18-months/PARAMS/article/42200 When while the Indiana court system end the cruel practice of killing prophets of due process and those advocating for blind justice?

  3. Wouldn't this call for an investigation of Government corruption? Chief Justice Loretta Rush, wrote that the case warranted the high court’s review because the method the Indiana Court of Appeals used to reach its decision was “a significant departure from the law.” Specifically, David wrote that the appellate panel ruled after reweighing of the evidence, which is NOT permissible at the appellate level. **But yet, they look the other way while an innocent child was taken by a loving mother who did nothing wrong"

  4. Different rules for different folks....

  5. I would strongly suggest anyone seeking mediation check the experience of the mediator. There are retired judges who decide to become mediators. Their training and experience is in making rulings which is not the point of mediation.

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