County treasurer facing 47 felony counts

| April 15, 2014

Nope, we’re not rushing to judgement, but it seems Indiana has its share of political scandal. We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again—at the end of the day, politics is about the money, one way or another. Usually, members of the oligarchy find “legal” ways to pick everyone’s pockets under the guise of protecting “business interests.” But, to get away with that, you have to be part of a class with enough money to buy and sell the system and then hide your hand from the common folk under marketing slogans such as “liberal” or “conservative.” (Wake up, folks! People in power only use those labels to buy your loyalty and silence. When was the last time YOU profited from either position? Right. We thought so!) Sometimes, their bought and paid for minions think they can get a bit of the spoils and end up in jail over a few hundred thousand dollars while the protected class rips off hundreds of millions and gets away with it. It’s all about the money!

Ind. county treasurer facing 47 criminal charges

Delaware County Prosecutor Jeff Arnold talks about the investigation and arrest of John Dorer, the Delaware County treasurer, in Muncie, Ind. The (Muncie, Ind.) Star Press

Douglas Walker and Keith Roysdon, The (Muncie, Ind.) Star Press

(Photo: Jordan Kartholl, The (Muncie, Ind.) Star Press)

MUNCIE, Ind. — A county treasurer in northeast Indiana was arrested on 47 charges, accusing him of repeatedly mishandling — and in one instance stealing — public money.

 John Dorer, second from front, Delaware County treasurer, is escorted April 14, 2014, through the back door of the Delaware County Justice Center in Muncie, Ind., for processing. He faces 47 felony charges. (Photo: Jordan Kartholl, The (Muncie, Ind.) Star Press)

Delaware County Treasurer John Dorer, 50, of Muncie, Ind., surrendered Monday to Indiana State Police investigators less than an hour after Delaware County Prosecutor Jeffrey Arnold’s office filed the charges: 44 counts of failure to properly deposit public money, and individual counts of theft, official misconduct and conversion.

The Democrat who was elected treasurer in 2008 and re-elected four years later is being held in Delaware County jail under a $400,000 bond.

The prosecutor also filed a civil suit against the treasurer to remove him from office.

“Dorer vehemently denies these allegations,” said Donald McClellan, Dorer’s defense lawyer. “He believes he did nothing wrong.”

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