News Sections
Audio
Prison Term Set For Sheriff's Ombudsman
Updated May 5, 2013 12:05 AM | Filed under: Network Indiana
 Print    Archive    RSS

(INDIANAPOLIS) - The Putnam County sheriff's ombudsman has been sentenced to a year-and-a-half in prison for winning two federal grants for the department -- and keeping the money.

Federal prosecutors say George Alexander applied for two grants totaling $45,000 dollars, apparently without telling anyone. When the Justice Department approved the money, authorities say Alexander put it in his own bank account.

Alexander pleaded guilty to federal program fraud. Prosecutors also accuse him of draining money from the department's block grant funds, and buying a water heater for his house and charging it to the department.



« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to comments@wbiw.com

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW


1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2014 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.   WBIW.com and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  About  |  Feedback