|Former Indianapolis Councilor|
Plowman testified he did nothing wrong. Why shouldn't he feel that way? After all, his actions were no worse than other players in Indianapolis politics who for years have ignored laws and ethical guidelines to peddle influence and cut insider deals enriching themselves and their friends. For decades those political players have operated without fear of prosecution or even media scrutiny of their corrupt activities.
I have no doubt that Plowman was pursued with the expectation that he would cooperate in targeting the bigger fish in Indy's sea of political corruption. Plowman didn't cooperate though and paid a price today with a conviction that could earn him 30 years in federal prison.