Michigan City mayor facing felony charges amid reelection bid

The 2019 Michigan City mayoral election is facing a controversial legal undercurrent as felony charges remain pending against Mayor Ron Meer. But as the LaPorte County court system searches for a judge who can take the case, Meer is alleging an “untenable conflict of interest” and possible political motivations should remove the proceedings from the LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Prosecutor to victim: ‘I did it’; court accepts Cooper’s domestic violence plea

Johnson County Prosecutor Bradley Cooper told his domestic violence victim and former fiancee in court Wednesday “I did it … I did it all” as a judge accepted his guilty plea to felony counts that terminated his ability to serve in his elected office. Also Wednesday, the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission moved to suspend Cooper from the practice of law.

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