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Former Howard Coun- ty Prosecutor James Fleming faces potential disciplinary action by the Indiana Supreme Court for thousands of dollars in payments made to a witness during the 2010 murder trial of Abby Rethlake. The witness deal will be put under scrutiny in a disciplinary hearing scheduled to take place in Howard County on May 15. On Oct. 29, 2018, the In- diana Supreme Court Dis- ciplinary Commissioner iled its complaint against Fleming, whose final term Recently, a scathing political ad began airing across local televisions aimed at Howard Coun- ty Commissioner Tyler Moore amidst his bid for mayor. The ad pointed to the countys utilization of the mayoral hopefuls family business, Moore Title and Escrow, and vast sums of money that go through the business as evidence of wrongdoing on the can- didates part. But, what Changes are underway in the highly-anticipated hotel conference center project slated for con- struction in downtown Kokomo after a once-her- alded private developer backed out. Tim Dora, the owner of Dora Hotel Company, told the Kokomo Per- spective via email last week that his company was no longer a part of the downtown hotel con- ference center project. Multiple local govern- ment entities and Dora himself appeared in city hall last July to unveil the project, but now multiple icials confirmed a dif- ferent developer is being courted to take over the hotel portion of the proj- ect. They also maintained the project remains on track with its original timeline, slated for con- struction to begin this year. Why the change oc- curred remains un- known. Multiple local of- icials declined to specify why Dora pulled out of the project, referring such questions to the owner of Dora Hotel Company. Dora didnt respond to questions regarding why the change occurred. Howard County Com- missioner Paul Wyman confirmed that Dora was no longer involved, and he indicated the change was more Doras deci- sion. Another developer, he said, soon will be ap- proved to replace Dora Hotel Company. I would say that it was more on the side of Tim Dora, but you know, a lot of times on these sized projects you run into dif- ferent scenarios where things change. And this was just one of them. We see a real opportunity for a real good improve- MORE THAN 31,000 DISTRIBUTED WEEKLY & MORE THAN 320,000 MONTHLY PAGE VIEWS AT KOKOMOPERSPECTIVE.COM Kokomoperspective.com 209 N. Main St. - Kokomo 765.452.0055 May 8, 2019 Inside: Section C PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID KOKOMO, IN PERMIT NO. 60 **************ECRWSSEDDM************** Residential & Business Customer by Devin Zimmerman News Reporter dzimmerman@kokomoperspective.com all the amazing women, this Mother's Day with spa packages starting at $69 Gift cards available for any amount. Purchase & Print or Email Instantly Online solutionsdayspa.com Prosecutor A7 Moore A3 Mother's Day Gift Cards Available at Give a Mother's Day giftthat will make her heart swoon! ... a lot of times on these sized projects you run into different scenarios where things change. Former Howard County Prosecutor will soon face scrutiny over witness payments Witness told Perspective undisclosed plea deal payments served as primary motivator in Rethlake trial by Devin Zimmerman News Reporter dzimmerman@kokomoperspective.com by Devin Zimmerman News Reporter dzimmerman@kokomoperspective.com Conference A2 Fact checking the attack ad aimed at Moore Ad claims Moore voted to spend $1.6 million at family title company; voting record disputes notion - Paul Wyman Perspective Photo / File COMING SOON? - A rendering shows plans for the downtown hotel conference center project as was planned with Dora Hotel Company. Perspective Photo / File COURT - Former Howard County Prosecutor James Fleming (foreground) prepares to make an announce- ment in the Rethlake investigation in 2009. Perspective Photo / File BIG CLAIMS - A television ad launched by the How- ard County Democratic Party claims Commissioner Tyler Moore funneled large sums of money into his family's business.

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