City-County Councilman Convicted for Soliciting a Bribe and Attempted Extortion

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WASHINGTON—Former Indianapolis and Marion County, Ind., City-County Councilman Lincoln Plowman was convicted today by a federal jury of attempted extortion and soliciting a bribe, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer for the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett of the Southern District of Indiana.

“Former Councilman Plowman betrayed the public’s trust by attempting to use his public office for personal gain. He attempted to trade official actions for cash and campaign contributions, but he was caught,” said Assistant Attorney General Breuer. “Corruption at any level of government flies in the face of the ideals upon which our democracy is built. We will simply not allow self-dealing by elected officials to go unpunished.”

Plowman, 48, was convicted by an Indianapolis jury of attempted extortion and soliciting a bribe between Aug. 11, 2009, and Dec. 22, 2009, while serving as a member of the City-County Council. According to evidence presented at trial, Plowman solicited an undercover FBI agent to pay $5,000 in cash and to make a $1,000 campaign contribution for Plowman’s benefit. In exchange for the payments, Plowman offered official actions and influence to facilitate the opening of a strip club in Indianapolis. At the time of the crimes, Plowman was a member of the Metropolitan Development Committee of the City-County Council. He was also a major with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Plowman faces a maximum penalty on the extortion charge of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He faces a maximum penalty on the bribery charge of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. U.S. District Judge Larry J. McKinney ordered Plowman confined to his home pending sentencing.

The case is being prosecuted by Senior Trial Attorney Richard C. Pilger of the Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Joe H. Vaughn for the Southern District of Indiana. The case was investigated by the FBI.

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Haeder

South Dakota
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Mister Plow is a loser.

And I think he is a boozer.
 

Party Rooster

Unleash The Beast
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Plowman solicited an undercover FBI agent to pay $5,000 in cash and to make a $1,000 campaign contribution for Plowman’s benefit. In exchange for the payments, Plowman offered official actions and influence to facilitate the opening of a strip club in Indianapolis
What a dumbass. $6000 was worth becoming a real life "plow man" in FPYITAP?
 

CousinDave

Registered User
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What a dumbass. $6000 was worth becoming a real life "plow man" in FPYITAP?


You got to think, how many hundreds of times has this guy done this in the past.

You can't give the gov't power and not expect politicians and bureaucrats to abuse it
 

JonBenetRamsey

well shit the bed
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You got to think, how many hundreds of times has this guy done this in the past.

You can't give the gov't power and not expect politicians and bureaucrats to abuse it
"with great power comes great responsibility"
 
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Still drawing a blank. What's the twist Don?
Nope. According to the R next to his name, he's a great guy who cares about his constituents.
There you go. And his party affiliation wasn't mentioned 4 times in the lead paragraph, which is what usually happens when Republicans get busted doing something illegal.
 

mascan42

Registered User
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There you go. And his party affiliation wasn't mentioned 4 times in the lead paragraph, which is what usually happens when Republicans get busted doing something illegal.
So wait . . . you're complaining that he didn't get treated unfairly?
 

Party Rooster

Unleash The Beast
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So wait . . . you're complaining that he didn't get treated unfairly?
Yes, he's furious that he can't claim that the media always treats R's unfairly now. And that he didn't get to pile on with an ACORN or William Jefferson reference.
 
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