If I didn't hear it for myself, I would have never believed it. Carl Brizzi came unglued today during his WIBC Crime Beat radio program after the first caller asked him pointed questions about his possible involvement in the Tim Durham scandal. Brizzi clearly violated the Code of Ethics and Standards for Radio Broadcasters.
Rather than answer the caller's fair questions, Brizzi began attacking the female caller with slanderous remarks, referring to her as a "residual nutcase," and a "crazy stalker." He attempted to call her out by name, even though the caller did not identify herself. He kept on asking if she was a specific individual, talking over her as she remained calm and rational.
"I have never met Carl Brizzi," said the woman whom Brizzi accused of being a crazy stalker when asked about Brizzi's slanderous accusations. "I have never been to his house, by his house, to or by his place of employment, or to any function he has been, and I have certainly never threatened him, directly or indirectly."
The woman, who asked not to be identified, first blew the whistle on Tim Durham's alleged Ponzi scheme in 2008, and if anyone can claim to be the victim of harassment, it's the heroine who spared potential victims from being robbed of their life savings when she blew the whistle on the biggest Ponzi scheme in Indiana history.
Had investigators taken action against the wrongdoers when the whistleblower first warned of the Ponzi scheme, there would also be fewer victims than there are today. Rather, the courageous woman took on many angry Goliath's with the attitude of David. She persevered in the face of criticism and perpetual attacks from unseen enemies who did not like the dirt she was digging up.
This is the treatment that whistleblowers receive in the state of Indiana; however, had it not been for the private citizen whom Carl Brizzi publicly referred to as a crazy stalker, the list of Durham's victims would likely be much longer. There wouldn't be a Ponzi case against Tim Durham had it not been for the whistleblower that Carl Brizzi slandered today, which is why he flew into a rage when he thought he was speaking with the very woman whom he likely blames for ending his political career and putting his BFF in jail.
If anyone should be in fear, it's the whistleblower, who has been subjected to harassment and slander, in addition to an abuse of power by politicians in their quest to discredit the person who caused the house of cards to take a hard tumble.
Carl Brizzi may have put the life of the whistleblower in jeopardy when he outed her name for the entire world to hear, including many of the alleged criminals who are facing many years in prison if convicted. A prosecutor of all people is well aware of the sensitivity involved for citizens who blow the whistle on criminal activity, which is why he must not be given a free pass for his actions on the airwaves.
Those are all fair and rational questions; however, Brizzi went ballistic after they were posed to him, which speaks volumes to anyone paying attention to the scandal-laden former prosecutor. It tells me that the caller touched a raw nerve in Brizzi
Brizzi should be fired from Emmis Communications for his reprehensible behavior today, and he should lose his law license for the unethical outburst. I wouldn't be surprised if he was sued for the slanderous remarks he made.
Brizzi also works for WISH TV, and was reportedly given the job, in part, so that he could give exclusive commentary to the television news station about the Tim Durham scandal; however, a confidential source has reported that Brizzi backed out of an interview when he was in Las Vegas the day that his friend Tim Durham was arrested.
My sense tells me there are many more skeletons to dig up, and Brizzi's bizarre behavior is an indicator to me that the former prosecutor and BFF of Tim Durham may be the one in need of a padded room.