Monday, January 3, 2011

Ex-Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi To Manage Reputations?

Ex-Marion County Carl Brizzi announced a few days ago that his new venture would be to start a firm to handle "reputation management." According to WTHR:
Indianapolis - With his last day on the job Friday, Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi is ready to start his new career in law and reputation management.

He told Eyewitness News he's formed Carl Brizzi and Associates, LLC, "under the idea that bad things happen to good people. A lot of times people need help with the legal consequences, but there are also non-legal [consequences]."

Brizzi brings a lot of personal experience to the table. When he won a second term in 2006, many saw him as a rising star in the Republican party. But three years later, several Republicans urged him not to seek re-election and later to resign, fearing he'd be a liability.

Brizzi faced scrutiny for several real estate deals and his ties to businessman Timothy Durham, the subject of an FBI raid early last year. While Durham hasn't been charged with anything, he is part of an ongoing criminal investigation.

"It was tough, but at the end of the day, there was nothing there except for rumors and speculation and innuendo and that's all died down now as well," said Brizzi.
Later in the story, Brizzi mentions having $500,000 in his campaign account but also says that he's already spent all of his Durham money and therefore can't give it back. He doesn't see a connection between the two.

Can you imagine the boost Brizzi would get to his reputation if he returned $500,000 to Durham's victims? But, hey, what do I know...I don't run a "reputation management" firm.

Carl Brizzi lecturing people on "reputation management" is as bad as Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard lecturing people on "leadership."


M Theory said...

Two words: TV Make-up

M Theory said...

"Ackles said he was surprised by the search Tuesday. He complained that the news media seemed to know about the raid before he did. He also noted that Brizzi wore makeup for the TV cameras. He implied that the raid was an election-year publicity stunt by the prosecutor, who is locked in an increasingly competitive bid to win re-election."

INDY STAR by Brendan O'Shaunnesey

Downtown Indy said...

As the saying goes, 'Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.'

(Apologies to all the teachers who are sick to death of hearing that unfair cliche)