Ex-prosecutor’s license suspended for acts of retaliation

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(AP)- The Indiana Supreme Court has suspended a former southwestern Indiana prosecutor’s law license after finding that he abused his authority by retaliating against a police detective who discovered his sexual relationship with a criminal defendant.

Joseph Burton had served as Knox County’s chief deputy prosecutor until he retired in April 2018. The state Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Commission found that Burton retaliated against a Vincennes Police Department detective who had learned that he was having a sexual relationship with a woman facing facing methamphetamine-related charges in adjacent Greene County. The court’s order suspends Burton’s Indiana law license for 90 days.

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(This story was originally published on February 2, 2020)

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