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Thursday, February 19, 2015
Elwood Mayor Resigns Over Misspent Campaign Funds
Mayor Ron Arnold (Herald-Bulletin/John P. Cleary Photo)
An Indiana State Police investigation recommended criminal charges last October against Elwood Mayor Ron Arnold (R) over findings he used campaign funds for personal uses. The State Police investigation found he had spent about $7,000 in campaign funds on out-of-state trips, and to pay cell phone and cable TV bills, which probably puts him in company with, well, a lot of Indiana politicians. Mayor Arnold announced he is resigning as mayor effective March 27. Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings had not yet filed any charges against Arnold and apparently will not be filing charges against him according to the Anderson Herald Bulletin since he agreed to resign. Mayor Arnold had irked Republican Party officials when he voted in the Democratic Party primary. The State Police investigation began about a year ago. Republican precinct committee members will be allowed to caucus and select Arnold's interim replacement.