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Former Marion County prosecutor spokesman pleads guilty

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A former spokesman for the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office has pleaded guilty to a drunk driving charge and been sentenced to jail.

Marietto “Mario” Massillamany was arrested in March in Hamilton County after police stopped him for speeding and driving in the wrong lane. He was charged with two Class A misdemeanors: OWI endangering a person, and operating a vehicle with an alcohol concentration equivalent to 0.15 or more. He pleaded guilty to the first count Dec. 15 in Hamilton Superior Court 6.

The plea agreement calls for him to serve 365 days in jail with 305 days suspended. Massillamany will serve 32 days because he won’t receive any good time credit due to a prior conviction. He’ll receive 305 days on probation, which includes 150 hours of community service. His driver’s license, which was already suspended after his arrest, will be suspended through October 2012 due to terms of the plea agreement and because he refused to submit to a chemical test after his arrest.

David Riggins of the Shelby County Prosecutor’s Office was assigned as special prosecutor because Massillamany had previously worked in the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office. At the time of his arrest, he was the spokesman for the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, and resigned after his arrest. He’s been an attorney since 2004 and the Indiana Roll of Attorneys shows he’s now an attorney with Starr Austen & Miller in Logansport.

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  • License
    Jim, his license was suspended after his arrest. I've updated the story to make that more clear.
  • GOP special deals.
    Previous conviction for DWI and now this one, why was his driver's license not revoked for life? Had he been anyone else, it would have been. And only 30 days in jail, well that does not seem to stack with other people who are convicted.

    The standards should be / must be higher than the regular public, but here it is much less. To be caught driving with suspended license smacks of total disregard for the law and a place of special favors due to position.

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