US Attorney fined for speeding

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Joseph Hogsett, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, received a ticket for speeding in Owen County. Hogsett was driving 10 miles over the posted speed limit on State Road 46 when he was stopped and cited for speeding.

Hogsett said in a news release April 8 that he was running late to a meeting in Bloomington on April 5, but that didn’t justify his exceeding the posted speed limit.

“The United States Attorney must be held to a higher standard. I apologize for my poor judgment in exceeding the posted speed limit and I readily accept the consequences of my haste,” he said.

Hogsett is in the process of paying the $130 fine to the Clerk of the Owen Circuit Court. He became U.S. Attorney for the Southern District in October 2010.


  • editorial bias
    I am wondering why Indiana lawyer did not cover this fantastic laywer crime story.

    concerning Ms Obunlumi Okanlami an Indianpolis lawyer accused of battery and other crimes
  • Not a loss for breaking news,
    rather a loss of resolve to print them. Plenty of high placed Indiana attorneys get popped for DUI without making this newspaper. See, e.g. Boone County in January.
  • Is it NEWS ?
    I am glad to know by the level of inteest Indiana Lawyer has given this issue, that nobody connected with Indiana Lawyer has ever sped or broken any law including J-walking. It seems IN LAWYER is pretty hard up to find some tabloid news item to run
  • Really
    This is some news...Perhaps, if he had said "don't you know who I am?" to the officer it would be something to write he is willingly accepting his punishment for and making no excuses about being "10 over" I must echo "bryanbrown" and the Barney Fife reference...must have been trying to make quota early in the month...
  • I have to wonder ...
    given this level of lawbreaking, if he might have also pulled the tags off his mattresses and failed to recycle his glass products. Time to nip it all in the bud, Andy.

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  1. Great observation Smith. By my lights, speaking personally, they already have. They counted my religious perspective in a pro-life context as a symptom of mental illness and then violated all semblance of due process to banish me for life from the Indiana bar. The headline reveals the truth of the Hoosier elite's animus. Details here: Denied 2016 petition for cert (this time around): (“2016Pet”) Amicus brief 2016: (“2016Amici”) As many may recall, I was banned for five years for failing to "repent" of my religious views on life and the law when a bar examiner demanded it of me, resulting in a time out to reconsider my "clinging." The time out did not work, so now I am banned for life. Here is the five year time out order: Denied 2010 petition for cert (from the 2009 denial and five year banishment): (“2010Pet”) Read this quickly if you are going to read it, the elites will likely demand it be pulled down or pile comments on to bury it. (As they have buried me.)

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  5. This is what happens when daddy hands over a business to his moron son and thinks that everything will be ok. this bankruptcy is nothing more than Gary pulling the strings to never pay the creditors that he and his son have ripped off. they are scum and they know it.