Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry told Fox 59 News that his office will not file any criminal charges related to the controversial 25-year lease of the Regional Operations Center on Indianapolis’ east side.
“It was not our role to determine if it was a one-sided lease or the terms were inappropriate,” said Curry. Last December the prosecutor asked Indiana State Troopers to examine the $18 million bargain for a combination command center/IMPD headquarters that opened in time for the 2012 Super Bowl despite major workmanship flaws and fire safety hazards.
Curry said detectives told him they examined enough evidence and interviewed enough witnesses to determine there was no crime in the agreement . . .
Curry asked troopers to examine the negotiation, execution and performance of the lease. A number of sources have indicated to Fox 59 News that it is not illegal to sign an ill-advised faulty lease and take possession of a command center that is not yet completed and contains several design, workmanship and safety problems.Yeah, Russ, that's the answer you get when you only talk to people who provide the answers you want to hear. It doesn't even sound like Curry bothered to put anyone under oath in front of a grand jury. He just took the word of ISP detectives that their work was adequate. Once again, I would extend an open invitation to all of the corrupt pols up in Chicago to relocate to Indianapolis where you can steal and plunder from the taxpayers as much as your heart desires as long as you're stuffing money in the right people's pockets. You will never have to fear prosecution from either the federal or state prosecutors here. Hell, the media will even pat you on the back and tell the public what great civic leaders you are while you're stealing the public's money after bribing our public officials.