Probe: No proof ex-Indy prosecutor took bribes... Created by kblakeslee on 10/22/2013 12:57:37 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ A former Indianapolis prosecutor will not face charges that he accepted bribes while in office.
U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett announced Tuesday that former Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi had been the target of a federal investigation. But he said successful cases against two of Brizzi's associates had not yielded proof that Brizzi took bribes.
Former Deputy Prosecutor David Wyser in July agreed to a plea deal on federal bribery charges. Another Brizzi associate pleaded guilty to wire fraud.
Brizzi was under fire for accepting $29,000 in campaign contributions from the father of a woman who was seeking a sentence reduction in a murder case and for arranging a lenient plea bargain for a business partner's client.
Hogsett says he'll report Brizzi's conduct to the panel that oversees attorney discipline.