Friday, January 09, 2015
Another Center Township Official Charged--Daughter Of State Rep. Greg Porter
Fox 59 News is reporting the arrest of a former Center Township official, Carmen Batts-Porter, who is charged with stealing $66,000 in public funds. Batts-Porter, the daughter of State Rep. Greg Porter (D-Indianapolis), served as a representative payee for certain Social Security beneficiaries who aren't able to manage their own funds, such as foster children. Prosecutors say the Center Township Trustee's office administers about $1 million in payee accounts. Batts-Porter is accused of using money intended for Social Security beneficiaries to pay off credit card bills. The township's former CFO, Alan Mizen, was charged by federal prosecutors last year with stealing $343,000 in township funds. Investigators should be asking why her father is paid an outlandish six-figure salary for a make-work job at the Marion Co. Health & Hospital Corporation in addition to his state lawmaker pay.