Indiana: Ex-lawmaker Sean Eberhart sentenced in casino corruption case

Indiana: Ex-lawmaker Sean Eberhart sentenced in casino corruption case

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  • Tony Cook, Indianapolis Star
July 10, 2024 3:58 PM
  • Tony Cook, Indianapolis Star

Former state Rep. Sean Eberhart was sentenced to 12 months and a day in federal prison on Wednesday after admitting he pushed for legislation favorable to an Indiana casino company in exchange for the promise of a future job with the company worth at least $350,000 a year.

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He was also given a $25,000 fine and one year probation.

Prosecutors agreed to recommend a sentence at the low end of the advisory range as part of a plea deal with Eberhart in November. Eberhart also agreed to pay $60,000 in restitution, an amount roughly the same as his annual compensation as a lawmaker.