Checking Carl Brizzi's Dirty Briefs!
Mac

Dayton, OH

#22 Jan 30, 2010
"It smells kind of fishy around Indy . It seems Brizzi might be a little dirty. There are other people in Brizzi's circle that are kind of seedy. Why would anyone in His position seem to always be in these questionable situations if He isn't kind of dirty? Maybe He is on the wrong side of the jail bars that He sends other crooks to.
1/30/2010 5:23:16 AM"

That is not the smell of fish. That is the smell of Brizzi crapping his pants. He is caught yet again. The skidmarks in Brizzi's briefs really stink. Why do we have to put up with this crap until a new prosecuter is sworn in?

Why don't Brizzi just resign before he is arrested? It is not good for the county prosecutor to do the perp walk on the evening news. It sends the wrong message to the criminal elements.
Moe

Dayton, OH

#23 Jan 30, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS - The FBI inquiries come in the wake of a high profile raid by federal agents in November at the offices of financier Tim Durham on Monument Circle. Durham is a close friend and campaign supporter of Brizzi, donating nearly $200,000 to the prosecutor's re-election campaign in 2006.

An attorney for Brizzi, Tom Collignon, told Fox 59 News that it would be, "a leap of faith," to construe an FBI inquiry as an investigation.

Word of the FBI inquiry comes as Fox 59 News has uncovered a pattern of campaign donations to both Brizzi and his Chief Trial Deputy David Wyser at the time when the prosecutor's office was signing off on a motion to reduce the prison time of a woman originally sentenced to 110 years for the murder of her husband.

Paula Epperly Willoughby was convicted in the killing of her husband Darrell in 1991. After just 18 years in prison, Epperly Willoughby's sentenced was modified to time served.

"I was outraged," said former judge Gary Miller who presided over the trial. "I thought it was absolutely ridiculous for anybody to think that was an appropriate way to modify a sentence in this case."

Wyser said he agreed to the modification due to rehabilitation and family concerns.

"It was the right thing to do. It was based upon the merits. I would do it again."

Paula Epperly Willoughby's father is Harrison Epperly, a millionaire real estate magnet with property in downtown Indianapolis. From 2006 through 2008, Epperly donated $29,000 to the Brizzi campaign.$20,000 was donated the weekend before Brizzi's budget busting re-election in 2006. Those were the years his daughter's attorney was negotiating with Brizzi's office for a sentence modification.

"In April of 2009 Miss Lukemeyer and I drafted an order for the court modifying her sentence," said Wyser.

On May 29, 2009, less than a month before Epperly Willoughby's motion for reducing her sentence would be filed with the court, Harrison Epperly donated $2500 to Wyser's campaign for Hamilton County prosecutor.

"I understand the timing may not look good to some people," said Wyser. "It depends on how you want to put a spin on it."

Epperly Willoughby was released from the Indiana Women's Prison in early July. On August 25th her attorney Jennifer Lukemeyer sponsored a fundraiser for Wyser at her downtown Indianapolis condominium. Wyser raised $2250 that night. In a statement to Fox 59 News Lukemeyer said the Wyser fundraiser, "is not a story as far as it relates to Paula."

Wyser and Brizzi told Fox 59 News that in the last week they have returned the donations to Epperly and his company EMPS LLC. The decision to return the money coincided when word of the Fox 59 investigation leaked through the city's legal community.

At this time there is no investigation by any legal authorities into the circumstances surrounding Paula Epperly Willoughby's early release from prison.

If you have a tip, comment or question about this story, contact Russ McQuaid

Copyright © 2010, WXIN-TV, Indianapolis
John

Dayton, OH

#24 Jan 30, 2010
Mac wrote:
"It smells kind of fishy around Indy . It seems Brizzi might be a little dirty. There are other people in Brizzi's circle that are kind of seedy. Why would anyone in His position seem to always be in these questionable situations if He isn't kind of dirty? Maybe He is on the wrong side of the jail bars that He sends other crooks to.
1/30/2010 5:23:16 AM"
That is not the smell of fish. That is the smell of Brizzi crapping his pants. He is caught yet again. The skidmarks in Brizzi's briefs really stink. Why do we have to put up with this crap until a new prosecuter is sworn in?
Why don't Brizzi just resign before he is arrested? It is not good for the county prosecutor to do the perp walk on the evening news. It sends the wrong message to the criminal elements.
As Brizzi has rationalized and stated, "I guess I am guilty of not doing due dilligence."

Yeah, Brizzi was always looking the other way when a crime was committed and someone was stuffing a bribe into his pocket.

I guess those metrosexual swingers parties on yachts and private planes are kind of expensive.
Jerry

Dayton, OH

#25 Jan 30, 2010
John wrote:
<quoted text>
As Brizzi has rationalized and stated, "I guess I am guilty of not doing due dilligence."
Yeah, Brizzi was always looking the other way when a crime was committed and someone was stuffing a bribe into his pocket.
I guess those metrosexual swingers parties on yachts and private planes are kind of expensive.
Good thing Tim Durham turned Brizzi out. Durham taught Brizzi the ways of the metrosexual so well that Brizzi was willing to go crooked to support his new lifestyle. The brightside for Brizzi is that he may continue to practice his metrosexual ways in prison on his cell mates. The orgies just won't be on yacht, planes, mansions, or beaches. Brizzi will have to learn to practice his art on cold gray steel and then enjoy the new name of prison b**ch instead of county prosecutor.
Atlas Shrugged

United States

#26 Jan 30, 2010
Marion Co. prosecutor got campaign donations from father of woman whose sentence reduced
By Associated Press
3:54 PM EST, January 30, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS (AP)— The Marion County prosecutor and his chief trial deputy accepted campaign donations from the father of a woman convicted in a plot to kill her husband and later had decades cut from her sentence.

WXIN-TV and The Indianapolis Star reported that Prosecutor Carl Brizzi accepted nearly $30,000 in campaign donations and David Wyser received $2,500 after Paula Willoughby's attorneys began negotiating with Wyser on the release.
Atlas Shrugged

United States

#28 Jan 30, 2010
I happened to hear Carl Brizzi on the radio this afternoon, WIBC 93.1. I think Carl calls his show Crime Beat. But he was in full defensive mode, his staff and a university professor defending his actions, and he was really upset with Fox 59's Russ McQuaid, who did a feature headlined FBI asking questions about Brizzi and influence peddling "An exclusive Fox 59 News investigation has revealed that FBI agents are asking whether Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi has ever used his office's influence to benefit political and personal associates in criminal investigations and public issues." Brizzi called McQuaid a liar. Carl was really rattled. Its almost surreal to hear him host Crime Beat.
Jerry

Dayton, OH

#29 Jan 30, 2010
Atlas Shrugged wrote:
I happened to hear Carl Brizzi on the radio this afternoon, WIBC 93.1. I think Carl calls his show Crime Beat. But he was in full defensive mode, his staff and a university professor defending his actions, and he was really upset with Fox 59's Russ McQuaid, who did a feature headlined FBI asking questions about Brizzi and influence peddling "An exclusive Fox 59 News investigation has revealed that FBI agents are asking whether Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi has ever used his office's influence to benefit political and personal associates in criminal investigations and public issues." Brizzi called McQuaid a liar. Carl was really rattled. Its almost surreal to hear him host Crime Beat.
I am looking for the podcast now.
Jerry

Dayton, OH

#30 Jan 30, 2010
Jerry wrote:
<quoted text>
Good thing Tim Durham turned Brizzi out. Durham taught Brizzi the ways of the metrosexual so well that Brizzi was willing to go crooked to support his new lifestyle. The brightside for Brizzi is that he may continue to practice his metrosexual ways in prison on his cell mates. The orgies just won't be on yacht, planes, mansions, or beaches. Brizzi will have to learn to practice his art on cold gray steel and then enjoy the new name of prison b**ch instead of county prosecutor.
http://tinyurl.com/yj8s7x7
MMM

Dayton, OH

#31 Jan 30, 2010
Carl..buddy..........you left your wife and kids........your arrogance has done nothing for you.......maybe you should do a commercial for the bald head clinics..........no one can be proud of you now Carl....your family...ex wife.your own staff(riding on a harley...) oh and dating the women that you were not allowed to date in your office-per your rules.........Getting drunk repeatedly at Harry and Izzy's........MY GOD you are like the ANNA Nicole Smith of Indy.......let alone someone that had a strong political power..........CARL...CARL.... ..CARL..........shave your head completely bald bud and maybe..........stay away from the mirror.........the things you did were shady..........Melina Kennedy would have done such a better job..........Good luck in your futher endeavors.........this didnt work for you..........did it?

I agree. Carl shave your head or get some advice from your buddies Cottey or Durham on where they bought their toupees.
Sally

Dayton, OH

#32 Jan 31, 2010
Here is the link to the discussion on Brizzi over at the Star. Brizzi may end up with a $300k per year job at Barnes and Thornburg.

http://www.indystar.com/comments/article/2010...
Hank

Dayton, OH

#33 Jan 31, 2010
The defenders of Brizzi should just give up and shut their mouths. He is going down and there is no way to defend it. Brizzi could provide some grace and turn state's evidence on political crooks like Jack Cottey, Lincoln Plowman, Scott Newman, and David Brooks. Lets clean house of all these dirty guys.
1/31/2010 12:20:11 PM
Ayn

Dayton, OH

#34 Jan 31, 2010
Ghost Employment, Indiana Code 35-44-2-4. Read it. Brizzi and his staff broke this law.
Ayn

Dayton, OH

#35 Jan 31, 2010
Jerry wrote:
<quoted text>
Good thing Tim Durham turned Brizzi out. Durham taught Brizzi the ways of the metrosexual so well that Brizzi was willing to go crooked to support his new lifestyle. The brightside for Brizzi is that he may continue to practice his metrosexual ways in prison on his cell mates. The orgies just won't be on yacht, planes, mansions, or beaches. Brizzi will have to learn to practice his art on cold gray steel and then enjoy the new name of prison b**ch instead of county prosecutor.
According to Russ......the story has just started. Fox59 claims they will make heads spin this week..........
Moe

Dayton, OH

#36 Feb 4, 2010
I wonder when the link between Carl Brizzi and Lincoln Plowman will come out?

Just like Brizzi spent all his election money on personal desires, so has Plowman.

I wonder if Plowman has received training in the art of the metrosexual? We know Plowman has trained as a ninja for years under the boss hog Jack Cottey.

Yet another skid mark in Brizzi's briefs!!!!
Blog Boy

Dayton, OH

#38 Mar 21, 2010
From Ogden on Politics:
The Indianapolis Business Journal reported yesterday:
Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi paid nothing for a 50-percent stake in an Elkhart office building he acquired in partnership with a local defense attorney.
Brizzi and Paul Page, an attorney and condo developer, bought the 15,200-square-foot building at 1659 Mishawaka St. in February 2008 through a company called L & BAB LLC. About five months later, the Department of Child Services agreed to lease 13,000 square feet in a 10-year,$2.5 million deal.
The idea of an elected prosecutor teaming with a defense attorney to buy a building without putting any of his own money or credit at risk gives the appearance of an ethical lapse, said Henry C. Karlson, an Indiana University emeritus professor of law.
“A prosecutor, like a judge, exercises great discretionary power,” Karlson said.“If this man’s clients are being prosecuted in Marion County, in my opinion, there is an inherent conflict of interest because of the business relationship. That conflict would disqualify not just Carl Brizzi, but everyone in his office.”
Records show Page has represented clients in at least 12 criminal cases in Marion County, for traffic-related offenses, since he partnered with Brizzi. Page said the decision to co-invest had nothing to do with Brizzi’s elected position.

A 2009 divorce settlement shows Brizzi and his wife had three residences, each with first and second mortgages. He pays about $1,000 a month in child support for his four children.
The Indiana State Bar Association decided about 15 years ago that prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys are allowed to own office buildings together, said Stephen Johnson, executive director of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council.
“As long as it’s strictly a real estate deal,” Johnson said.“If one was the tenant and the other owed rent to the other, that would create a problem.”
Karlson isn’t convinced Brizzi’s Elkhart deal can even be considered a real estate investment, which typically would require some sort of economic contribution.
“It might appear to some that, in effect, the defense counsel—through this transaction—is funneling money to the prosecutor in the form of a bribe,” Karlson said.“I’m not saying it’s happening, but it is an appearance of evil.”
My immediate thought was whether the fair market value of this gift was reported by Brizzi on his federal income tax return. I have my doubts. At the bottom end a $50,000 gift like this would probably increase his federal taxes by $15,000 or so. If he didn't report the income, that could trigger major problems with the IRS.
I would also wonder why Brizzi is only paying $1,000 a month in child support for three children. His income is apparently a lot higher than his $120,000 or so annual prosecutor salary. The tax returns should have reflected a substantially higher income for Brizzi which should have triggered more child support. Did the tax returns not show the income or did Melanie's (Carl's now ex-wife) attorney and the judge for some reason only consider the Brizzi's governmental salary when figuring child support?
I found the comment of Stephen Johnson, executive director of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorney's Council to be interesting. He suggest that the the Indiana State Bar Association has said this kind of deal between prosecutors and defense attorneys is okay. Johnson has to know as well as anyone that, unlike in many other states, in Indiana an attorney bar association has absolutely no say in what is ethical or not ethical. Those are matters reserved exclusively to the Indiana Supreme Court which acts, at least initially, through its attorney and judicial disciplinary commissions.
Blog Boy

Dayton, OH

#39 Mar 21, 2010
The current lease rate for the Prosecutor’s Office is $15.69 per square foot, which is competitive compared with similar space available downtown. Market Tower, for example, is marketing space for $17 to $20 per square foot, and M&I Plaza is listing space at $18 per square foot.

But the space is pricier than what other city agencies pay for offices in the City-County Building, which is 100-percent occupied. Those departments pay $10.35 per square foot, said Deputy Controller Jason Dudich.

To lease space outside the City-County Building, a municipal division must seek approval from the City-County Council. The council approved the initial Prosecutor’s Office move in October 2002, and the expansion in June 2007.

The resolution authorizing the lease extension and expansion was sponsored by former Republican Councilman Lincoln Plowman, who resigned from the council and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department this month after word leaked he is the subject of a federal investigation. There was no indication his resignation was connected to the Prosecutor’s Office deal.
Blog Boy

Dayton, OH

#40 Mar 21, 2010
Everyday Brizzi's Brief stink more and more. He and his buddy Lincoln Plowman need to be in prison.

Bad boys!
Moe

Dayton, OH

#41 Mar 22, 2010
Brizzi's briefs are rank. He smells to high heaven. When are we going to disinfect this mess?

Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi paid nothing for a 50-percent stake in an Elkhart office building he acquired in partnership with a local defense attorney.

The idea of an elected prosecutor teaming with a defense attorney to buy a building without putting any of his own money or credit at risk gives the appearance of an ethical lapse, said Henry C. Karlson, an Indiana University emeritus professor of law.
John

Duncan, OK

#42 Mar 23, 2010
Man, they are dirty!!!! He is a dirty, dirty bird!

How could anyone want him?
Joe

Dayton, OH

#43 Mar 26, 2010
Isn't the Trustee Frank Short related to the co-conspirator of Carl Brizzi in the money scam?

Isn't he a cousin or such of Paul Page?

What a web of corruption.

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