Plowman appeals convictions

September 21, 2011

Lincoln Plowman, a former Indianapolis City-County councilman and Indianapolis police officer convicted of bribery and extortion, filed an appeal Tuesday, asking a federal judge to reverse the jury’s decision. Plowman was found guilty Sept. 15 of soliciting an undercover FBI agent to pay him $5,000 in cash and make a $1,000 campaign contribution in exchange for Plowman’s help with zoning for a strip club. He faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the attempted extortion conviction and 10 years and a $250,000 fine for the bribery conviction.