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Special Prosecutor Determines NO ACTION Against Judith Stone

October 28, 2010

10/29/10 On Monday, October 25th Kosciusko County Prosecutor R. Steven Hearn wrote a letter to Marshall County Prosecutor David Holmes in regard to complaint filed by Ryan Ripley against Judith Stone and her position on the Marshall County Council. Holmes received the letter on Thursday and forwarded it on the appropriate people.   The letter follows:

“This is to advise you that I have reviewed the complaint with reference, Council Member Judith Stone and I have determined that no action should be taken.

In reviewing the information provided, it appears that the Uniform Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement Form provided by the State of Indiana sets forth that a public servant may submit a statement as an ‘annual’ disclosure statement, which in fact was submitted by Judith Stone for the periods of time in questions.

As much as the form furnished by the State of Indiana provides for an ‘annual’ disclosure statement, it would appear that one could rely on the form as to compliance with the law.”


6 Responses to “ Special Prosecutor Determines NO ACTION Against Judith Stone ”

  1. jhstone on November 2, 2010 at 9:13 am

    PS – Folks who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw rocks at stones (pun intended)

  2. jhstone on November 1, 2010 at 8:27 am

    For those who missed Friday’s Opinion show: click on Podcasts, and you can hear from Jude as to what actually took place over the years. Or look at the ad in Saturday’s or today’s Pilot New for an acurate account, no spin or innuendo’s It is all too apparent that those who bring nothing in the way of a real platform to the table, try to tear down their opponnet.

    Also in yesterday’s So.Bend Trib this quote “Nash said he had not completed his investigation but learned the investigation was over after a local news account reported a special prosecutor had issued a ruling.” Apparently the Special Prosecutor reviewed evidence presented, and decided the claims had no merit”

    To intentionally attempt to smear someone’s reputation, for no apparent reason, other than to embelish himself, makes a sad statement.

  3. robertdrowning on October 30, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Kosciusko County Prosecutor R. Steven Hearn is a Republican, who, in his last election, won without any contest from the Democratic party. One also needs to keep in mind that Mr. Oliver is a dedicated member of the Republican Party…….

    I know nothing of the Prosecutor; I highly admire and respect Mr. Oliver, but having two Republicans “stand up for” and rule in favor of a fellow Republican makes this more difficult.

    I do not know, have never met, and have no connection with and cannot even vote for Ryan Ripley……and the spelling of his name needs to be corrected in the “news” article above.

    See you on the radio !

  4. CommonCents on October 29, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    I am in total agreement with Mr. Oliver. Quite honestly, I do not know either of the two candidates. But my decision to vote for Ms. Stone will be a result of the nasty way Mr. Ripley has conducted his campaign against her.

  5. ryanripley on October 28, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Judith Stone has been voting in favor of projects that her husband profits from. His company owns 38 acres of property along Pioneer Drive and she continues to vote in favor of budgets, appropriation, and transfers for that 5.5 million dollar tax payer funded project.

    This is clearly unethical. The voting public has a right to know this information and how their dollars are being spent. She has broken the public trust by not being upfront with this information.

  6. John J Oliver on October 28, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Campaigns should be a contest of ideas not attacks on integrity to grab headlines.
    The contrast of how Ms. Stone worked to gain public trust and respect before seeking public office and that of her current opponent is both stark and convincing.