Prosecutor candidates are cut up on a controversial apply in Indiana

EVANSVILLE — With contemporary authorized information threatening to finish a apply solely Indiana permits, the profitable candidate for Vanderburgh County prosecutor in November’s election could have a call to make.

And the 2 contenders do not agree on it.

Since 2008 the prosecutor’s workplace − first Stan Levco after which Nick Hermann − has contracted with native regulation agency Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn (KDDK) to gather forfeiture cash from the seizure of money, vehicles and different property throughout arrests or searches by regulation enforcement. Most civil forfeiture actions stem from unlawful drug exercise.

KDDK will get 25% of the cash it collects, plus reimbursement for bills.

The Courier & Press reported final month that the regulation agency has been paid nearly $453,000 since 2013, in line with county auditor data. The auditor’s workplace is not required to maintain expenditure claims for greater than 10 years, and it hasn’t — so the whole compensation to KDDK since 2008 is unknown. The remainder of forfeiture collections are distributed to the prosecutor’s workplace and regulation enforcement businesses within the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Drug Process Power.

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