Fmr. Harrison Co. prosecutor pleads not guilty to fraud charges

Fmr. Harrison Co. prosecutor pleads not guilty to fraud charges

The state alleges Shawn Donahue was doing part-time legal work for the county and the city of Palmyra and not reporting all of his earnings, in essence they claim he scammed Harrison County out of at least $5,000 in taxes.

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 5 at 9:17 AM

   CORYDON, Ind. (AP) -- A former southern Indiana juvenile prosecutor has pleaded innocent to welfare fraud charges alleging he claimed unemployment benefits while working part-time.
 
   Thirty-four-year-old Shawn Donahue entered his not guilty plea Monday during a hearing in Corydon with his mother at his side. A Harrison County judge set Donahue's pre-trial hearing for April 29.
 
   His attorney, Bart Betteau, predicted that Donahue would be cleared of any wrongdoing.
 
   Donahue had worked as a deputy prosecutor to former Harrison County Prosecutor Dennis Byrd until he and other employees were terminated on Dec. 31, 2010.
 
   Donahue allegedly failed to report about $7,700 in earnings he received from three entities for legal services while obtaining at least $5,000 of jobless benefits during the first eight months of 2011.

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