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2 W. Indiana special deputies face bribery charges

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Two western Indiana special deputies face charges alleging that they accepted cash payments in exchange for not submitting traffic citations.
The Tribune-Star reports 33-year-old Jeremiah J. Graham of Terre Haute was arrested Friday on bribery, official misconduct and theft charges and was released following an initial court hearing.
Graham's 52-year-old father, James Graham of Bloomington, faces charges that include conspiracy to commit bribery, corrupt business influence and theft. He remained held Saturday at the Clay County Jail.
State Police allege the Grahams, who are special deputies with the Vigo County Sheriff's Department, worked security at August's Scheid Diesel Extravaganza.
They allegedly issued traffic citations to motorists but told those individuals they would not submit those citations to court if the motorists gave them $25 for a purported charitable cause.

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