Embattled prosecutor Brizzi plans new business

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The outgoing prosecutor for Indiana's largest county says criticism he faced over his ties to a businessman under federal investigation has helped prepare him for a new business he plans in reputation management.

Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi says he will also work as an attorney from offices in Hamilton County and Indianapolis.

The Republican didn't seek re-election in 2010 following criticism over his ties to Indianapolis businessman Timothy Durham, who was Brizzi's campaign finance chairman in 2006. Durham has faced accusations that he ran a Ponzi scheme to defraud investors, but no charges have been filed.

Brizzi told WTHR-TV that his time "being the guy in the cross hairs" gives him the experience to help clients.

Democrat Terry Curry takes over for Brizzi on Saturday.

Brizzi resisted calls from former supporters to resign, and had a personal interest in sticking around: By finishing his second term, he will be eligible for a public pension.

With eight years of service, he would be entitled to earn 24 percent of his highest annual salary of $125,000, or about $30,000 per year once he reaches retirement age, by IBJ’s calculation.•


  • Dum dum dum dummmmm
    and here it is, oops a Carlito--what kind of damage control you gonna help Mr. Page with?

    Are you the John Doe that was also subpoened? Is this the kind of stuff you talk to Timmy about every week?

  • How much worse?
    Well...I hear his partner has some debt problems down in Florida and they may want to be seizing that Elkhart property. We'll see how much ownership Carl really has when the bill collectors come a'calling....

    Speaking of bill collectors who wants to bet Brizzi is named in the upcoming civil lawsuits being filed by the Fair Finance bankruptcy trustee?
  • re
    no, the joke is on us that Brizzi actually got away with all of his crimes not limited to but including insider trading on Cellstar and abuse of his position in inking that Elkhart deal.

    If you want to commit a white collar crime please move to Indianapolis.
  • April Fools
    Is this an early April Fools joke?
    • Re
      Carl's disciplinary hearing is this week so maybe he is expecting to be suspended and heading off the news by opening this non-lawyer business.

      Carl would be better served to move down to Naples and help the Page family with their affairs down there. Or, maybe he could go up and play landlord in Elkhart--you know, since he works so hard and all.

      Alternatively he could fly to Philadelphia and laugh at the SEC office there for letting him off on insider trading charges on Cellstar. What a joke.
    • Needless job creation
      Brizzi plans (a business) in reputation management.

      I believe this is covered in Business Ethics, Religion, and Social Morals that is taught (or should be taught) beginning at home and through out school. Brizzi flunked the first time through, but I don't know what makes him feel he is qualified to consult on this topic. But then maybe it is all about putting a spin on corrupt, unethical, and immoral affairs and whine about it is someone else's fault. Hope he fails.
      • Guilt by association
        Let's all watch to see who is corrupt and desperate enough to seek Brizzi's services. I will definitely judge any future clients by their affiliation with good ol' Carl. And don't we all feel warm and fuzzy that he was a squatter in the position long enough to earn a lifetime pension?!
      • huh?
        Sounds like Carl couldn't find a real job with a real law firm. So he's making up this job? Too funny. 100 bucks says his next career move is marrying a sugar momma.
        • Remember this case, Carl?
          Was a cold case worked on for about 8 years before Mr. Teo, who's a much bigger fish than you are, went to jail.

          You are not psychic, and you have never produced cancelled checks for Cellstar.

        • Hey Carl!
          um, the first thing a pr person does is update his website? lame, dude

          ps i hear u aint outta da woods boy

        • Brizzi--let's see what happens next
          Brizzi claimed all the Durham stuff was all "innuendo" and rumor at the end of the day. Let's wait and see, who wants to bet Carl Brizzi's trading records were subpoened and he is indicted for insider trading on Cellstar?

          Next question--WHERE did Carl get the money to buy over 100,000 shares of Cellstar in 2006? The lowest price the stock traded at was $1.90 a share then. His divorce records indicate he owned no less than 150,000 shares. His own campaign disclosure files state he owned zero shares of Cellstar as of 12/22/2005.

          So, did he use campaign finance money to purchase the stock? Or did he get the money from Tim Durham or did Tim Durham purchase the stock for him, violating SEC rules by failing to disclose Carl's name as part of his 13D filing?

          Or, did Santa Clause bring Carl that stock on Christmas day 2005? Another scenario?
        • No doubt
          He has experience dealing with criticism. But has he managed to repair his own reputation?

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