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Webster's trial scheduled for March 2012

Friday, September 9, 2011

SPENCER -- A jury trial has been scheduled for a former City of Brazil employee.

Former Brazil Clerk-Treasurer Tracy Webster is scheduled to appear in Owen County Circuit Court Monday, March 5, 2012, at 9 a.m. Judge Frank Nardi will preside over the proceedings.

During a recent pre-trial conference in Spencer, a final pre-trial conference was scheduled for Feb. 7, 2012, at 1 p.m.

Webster faces formal charges of Class C felony Forgery and three counts of Class D felony theft.

The allegations stem from a five-month investigation between the Indiana State Police Criminal Investigation Division and the Indiana State Board of Accounts.

The probable cause affidavit in the case alleged Webster was involved in a total of $19,550.54 of unauthorized vendor payments, in addition to overpayment of compensation and/or benefits on numerous occasions between May 4, 2007, and Nov. 21, 2008, while employed in the Clerk-Treasurer office.

The case was venued to Owen County after Clay County Prosecutor B. Lee Reberger and Webster's defense counsel came to an agreement on terms to a transfer.

In late June, Clay Superior Court Judge J. Blaine Akers recused himself from the case due to the perception of "potential bias, prejudice, or the appearance of impropriety in the case," as his and Webster's families are acquainted.

Akers then granted the Change of Venue motion.

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justice sure comes slow!!

-- Posted by clycogrl on Fri, Sep 9, 2011, at 7:47 PM

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