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Justices urged to clear Putnam Co. prosecutor over undisclosed testimony deal

The elected Putnam County prosecutor should not be disciplined for accusations that he failed to disclose a deal for testimony from a witness who claimed he was wrongly identified, placing him in danger behind bars as a “snitch.”  The hearing officer in Timothy Bookwalter’s attorney discipline case said the prosecutor violated no rules, should not be punished and urged the Indiana Supreme Court to re-examine the ethical duties of prosecutors.

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Plainfield attorney suspended with JLAP probation

A Plainfield attorney has been suspended for at least 180 days with two years of probation monitored by the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program after he accepted retainers from several clients but failed to adequately communicate with or appropriately advance their cases.

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Tax Court denies exemptions to Plainfield lodge

A Hendricks County lodge that hosts both charitable and social events cannot qualify for tax exempt status because the organization that owns the lodge failed to prove it is a fraternal association or that the use of the lodge is for predominantly charitable purposes, the Indiana Tax Court has ruled.

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