Ex-state lawmaker to plead guilty to federal corruption charges
A former Indiana state lawmaker is set to plead guilty to federal corruption charges related to the state gaming industry.
U.S. Attorney Zachary Myers announced Friday that former state Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) agreed to plead guilty to charges that he accepted promises of a job with Spectacle Gaming with a $350,000 salary in return for his support of a 2019 bill, HEA 1015.
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The plea agreement does not include a specific sentence. Federal sentencing guidelines for the offense level are between 37 and 46 months. The government did agree to recommend a sentence on the lower range, based on Eberhart accepting responsibility.
He’ll also pay $60,000 in restitution, which was his legislative salary.