The Ethics Board in a 4-0 vote found City County Council President Monroe Gray violated ethics rules by not revealing his relationship with Trotter Construction, but his punishment may cause an uproar: He only has to refile his statement of economic interest to reveal the relationship.
Gray asked the board to determine whether he should have disclosed his business relationship with a major city contractor on an annual ethics forms submitted to the board. The form asked if he had received compensation from a business entity that does business with the city or county. Gray, whose company was a subcontractor to Trotter Construction on several public school jobs, answered no.
He said he requested the investigation to clear his name after an Indianapolis Star story raised questions that Republicans wanted answered. They had called for a special council investigative committee that Gray opposed.
Of course, there are things that our Marion Co. prosecutor could be doing, but he's apparently too busy getting the doors open on his new restaurant/bar in Circle Centre Mall. Welcome to the most corrupt city in America, folks. If you like living in a city where there's plenty of graft to ensure that our public officials and a few insiders become very wealthy at the public's expense, Indianapolis has all other cities in America beaten hands down.