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.