Dennis Tyler is the Democrat mayor of Muncie, Indiana.
He was just arrested by the FBI as part of an ongoing corruption probe.
Here’s hoping he has a good lawyer.
Mayor of Muncie, Indiana arrested by the FBI amid corruption probe
Dennis Tyler, the Democratic mayor of Muncie, Indiana, was arrested at his home on Monday morning, according to the FBI.
An arrest warrant was executed at Tyler’s home at 7:30 a.m., according to Chris Bavender, spokeswoman with the FBI in Indianapolis. Tyler is currently in FBI custody, Bavender said.
Bavender referred any additional questions to the US Attorney’s Office, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Tyler’s administration has been under scrutiny for several years now as investigators conducted a federal corruption probe, CNN affiliate WXIN reported. Earlier this year, the city’s former building commissioner was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud and money laundering, WXIN reported.
FOX News has more:
Indiana mayor Dennis Tyler arrested by FBI in City Hall corruption probe
Muncie, Ind., Mayor Dennis Tyler — a Democrat nearing the end of his second term in office — was arrested Monday by the FBI as part of a sprawling public corruption probe that has snared several officials in his administration.
The indictment charged Tyler, 76, with one count of theft of government funds, Fox 59 Indianapolis reported.
Prosecutors alleged he accepted $5,000 from a sanitation department official named Tracy Barton in exchange for using his influence in the awarding of contracts, according to the station.
The charge would carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum $250,000 fine.
Amazingly, even some liberal media outlets are covering this:
The mayor of Muncie, Indiana, was indicted on Monday on a charge of accepting illegal cash payments, bringing to a head a multiyear federal investigation of corruption allegations that have engulfed his administrationhttps://t.co/ehJqKviLbR
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 19, 2019
Dennis Tyler, the Democratic mayor of Muncie, Indiana, was indicted Monday on a charge of accepting a $5,000 bribe, according to the US Attorney's Office https://t.co/tIFdf3pmtF
— CNN (@CNN) November 19, 2019
It must be serious if even they are covering it.