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Indiana elected official pleads guilty to mishandling public funds

MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) – An elected official for Delaware County has pleaded guilty to mishandling public funds.

According to the Delaware County prosecuting attorney’s office, Delaware County Treasurer, John B. Dorer, 51, Muncie, was scheduled to stand trial for failure to timely deposit public funds.

Public funds that are received have to be deposited within 24 hours.

Between April 2009 and October 2014, Dorer was charged with 44 counts of failure to comply with Indiana law.

Dorer pleaded guilty before a judge in a plea deal agreement to one count instead of going to trial.

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Part of the plea deal required him to immediately resign as Delaware County treasurer and to never seek a public office again that is subject to a state audit.

He was also sentenced to six days in the Delaware County Jail, but was granted credit for three days served.

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