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Ex-prosecutor pleads guilty to bribery

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A former Marion County deputy prosecutor pleaded guilty Tuesday in an Indianapolis federal court to accepting a bribe. As part of the plea, he agreed to tell federal prosecutors what he knows about public corruption in Indianapolis.

David Wyser was indicted in May with one count of bribery, which carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years and up to a $250,000 fine.

U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker accepted the plea. Wyser has been allowed to remain on release under the same terms and conditions previously imposed pending his sentencing.

Prosecutors allege Wyser, who was the top deputy under former Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi, took a $2,500 bribe in 2009 to reduce a prisoner’s sentence for murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Paula Willoughby was released early from prison after her father Harrison Epperly made large political contributions to Brizzi and Wyser while their office considered modifying Willoughby’s sentence.

Brizzi and Wyser later returned the donations.

A date has not been set for sentencing.

 

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  1. A sad end to a prolific gadfly. Indiana has suffered a great loss in the journalistic realm.

  2. Good riddance to this dangerous activist judge

  3. What is the one thing the Hoosier legal status quo hates more than a whistleblower? A lawyer whistleblower taking on the system man to man. That must never be rewarded, must always, always, always be punished, lest the whole rotten tree be felled.

  4. I want to post this to keep this tread alive and hope more of David's former clients might come forward. In my case, this coward of a man represented me from June 2014 for a couple of months before I fired him. I knew something was wrong when he blatantly lied about what he had advised me in my contentious and unfortunate divorce trial. His impact on the proceedings cast a very long shadow and continues to impact me after a lengthy 19 month divorce. I would join a class action suit.

  5. The dispute in LB Indiana regarding lake front property rights is typical of most beach communities along our Great Lakes. Simply put, communication to non owners when visiting the lakefront would be beneficial. The Great Lakes are designated navigational waters (including shorelines). The high-water mark signifies the area one is able to navigate. This means you can walk, run, skip, etc. along the shores. You can't however loiter, camp, sunbath in front of someones property. Informational signs may be helpful to owners and visitors. Our Great Lakes are a treasure that should be enjoyed by all. PS We should all be concerned that the Long Beach, Indiana community is on septic systems.

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