Friday, March 25, 2011

Attorney General Greg Zoeller Might Return His Dirty Durham Money

It doesn't look like our state's Attorney General Greg Zoeller wants to be too virtuous when it comes to dealing with the dirty money he collected from indicted Ponzi scheme operator Tim Durham. The Indiana Legislative Insight's Ed Feigenbaum reports that Zoeller says he might return the campaign contributions he collected from Durham "once he sorts out just who would get the leftover lucre", whatever that means. Sen. Mike Delph is the only Republican to return campaign contributions he received from Durham to the bankruptcy trustee for Fair Finance Co. tasked with marshaling as much of the more than $200 million out of which Durham defrauded investors in Ohio. Delph told the AP "he is troubled and embarrassed at the attitude of Republicans who aren't returning Durham's donations." Feigbenbaum notes that Former Marion Co. Prosecutor Carl Brizzi said of the  more than $200,000 in campaign contributions he received from Durham during the same airing of his Crime Beat radio show on WIBC-FM last weekend where he berated a whistle blower in the case as a "crazy stalker" and "residual nutcase" that the money should be viewed no differently than a contribution Durham made to a local charity. Just listen to yourself, Carl. So bad.

7 comments:

Concerned Taxpayer said...

Why didn't you list how much he got?

Advance Indiana said...

Zoeller took at least $21,000 from Durham.

HOOSIERS FOR FAIR TAX said...

but only after being called out on the blogs and humiliated for not doing so.

Advance Indiana said...

And it's not a definite yes, Melyssa.

Paul K. Ogden said...

I don't know what Zoeller's problem is unless it's stubbornness. He undoubtedly has a lot more than $21K in his account and as a sitting officeholder eligible to run for re-election he could easily raise money to replace the $21K.

Pete Boggs said...

As the state's chief overseer of things supposed to be legal, the AG should probably return that money with haste. Or are we all missing something?

Paul K. Ogden said...

Pete,

Zoeller should have also been making prosecutors turn over civil forfeiture money to the school board but he's stood by for years while they pocketed the money for law enforcement.