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Coalition Created to Reduce Public Corruption

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has announced the creation of the Public Integrity Coalition, which he says has a long-term goal of reducing the number of public corruption cases. Zoeller says the coalition will train local government officials in Indiana on the best management practices for handling taxpayers’ money. “The vast majority of those who serve in public office are honest and strive to serve constituents efficiently, and only a small minority violate the public trust and enrich themselves with taxpayers’ money. Some public corruption might have been prevented with greater supervision and training for officials and employees, so that there is deterrence of wrongdoing and incentive to do the right thing. Our objective is that with more education, training and enforcement, there ultimately will be fewer instances of government misappropriation which will result in greater confidence in public servants,” Zoeller said.  Zoeller Tuesday was joined by David Capp, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, as well as representatives from the State Board of Accounts (SBoA), the Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) and the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) who have partnered with the Office of the Attorney General as the founding members of the Public Integrity Coalition. Announced today during the Attorney General’s annual Civil and Criminal Justice Summit, the coalition anticipates expanding in coming months to include other interested entities and stakeholders.


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