Monday, November 30, 2009

Sherfick Enters Plea Agreement In Perry Township Constable Corruption Case


A former Perry Township deputy constable, Michael Sherfick, has entered a guilty plea in federal court on bribery charges arising out of the discovery by the FBI that badges and parking placards were being sold by the office of Perry Township Constable Roy Houchins. Fox 59 News' Russ McQuaid speculates that plea agreement could lead to additional charges in the case. (See video above). "Sherfick will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy and admit to accepting more than $30,000 in bribes to provide deputy constable badges, identification cards and parking placards to local business people, McQuaid reports. "A two-year-long Fox 59 News investigation has revealed that Sherfick played a significant role as a political fundraiser for republican Constable Roy Houchins and was well aquainted with campaign fundraising operations throughout Marion County," McQuaid says. Keep an eye on possible links in this case back to the Marion County Prosecutor's Office. See this earlier report by McQuaid from February, 2008. Anyone else see the irony here? There's been so much Democratic corruption in Marion County over the past several years that Carl Brizzi's office swept under the rug. Now that the feds are finally moving on local corruption, the targets are Republicans.

8 comments:

Karen said...

Please note that the Sherfick investigation that began two years ago, began under a Republican federal administration. So no, I don't think there is any favoritism.

Advance Indiana said...

I'm not suggesting the feds are playing favoritism, Karen.

Advance Indiana said...

Actually, Karen, the former Republican U.S. Attorney in that office swept a lot of corruption under the rug, both Democratic and Republican.

Advance Indiana said...

And if you check the timing of this investigation, it occurred after the departure of the appointed Republican U.S. Attorney.

Paul K. Ogden said...

I'm guessing you mean Susan Brooks, husband of David Brooks, the ultimate Republican insider.

Advance Indiana said...

Yes, the former Ice Miller attorney who is now general counsel for fake college Ivy Tech, which employs a boat load of political cronies.

Indy4U2C said...

Really, they ought to look into all township constable offices. They all seem to stink!

How is it the Center Twp Constable lives in a $250k home? Why is it that seemingly everyone who works at 300 East Fall Creek Pwy seems to have a Center Twp constable badge?

How about Washington Twp Constable O'Hara putting the old badge in Paul Woods' hands????

The state should have eliminated the 9 constables' and consolidated county government.

Advance Indiana said...

Indy4UTC, Tony Duncan's house is worth a lot more than $250,000. His home is like a king's castle among the serfs who surround him.