Indiana Political Corruption

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Former Indiana lawmaker pleads guilty to role in casino conspiracy

Sean Eberhart, a former state representative from Shelbyville, has pleaded guilty in connection with a conspiracy in which he agreed to advocate for legislation in exchange for a lucrative position at a casino.

Eberhart, 57, appeared at the U.S. federal courthouse in Indianapolis on Tuesday along with his attorney, Patrick Cotter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brad Shepherd and Special Agent Matt Stall appeared for the prosecution.

His appearance comes weeks after a plea agreement was filed with federal prosecutors in which Eberhart agreed to plead guilty to a felony charge of conspiracy to commit honest services fraud, which carries a maximum sentence of up to five years in prison, three years of post-release supervision and a $250,000 fine.

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