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Prosecutor spokesman resigns

March 31, 2010

An attorney and Marion County Prosecutor Office's public information officer has resigned from his position following his arrest for drunk driving. A special prosecutor has been appointed to handle the case.

Marietto "Mario" Massillamany told the prosecutor's office Tuesday that he was resigning from his job, effective immediately. A statement from the prosecutor's office says it accepted his resignation in light of recent matters surrounding Massillamany's "personal activities."

Massillamany was arrested in Hamilton County in the early morning of March 27 for drunk driving after he was stopped by police for speeding and driving in the wrong lane. A special prosecutor, David Riggins of the Shelby County Prosecutor's Office, has been appointed to the case. Massillamany worked for about a year with the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office and that office wanted to avoid any appearance of impropriety, said Jeff Wehmueller, Hamilton County chief deputy prosecutor.

Riggins said he hasn't yet received the case from Hamilton County and will decide what charges, if any, to bring once he reviews it.

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