ANDERSON – A central Indiana officeholder has resigned in a deal to avoid prosecution for using her office for political activity.
Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings tells WIBC-FM that County Recorder Angela Sheltons resignation this week came under a deal approved by the countys commissioners.
Hundreds of emails to Republican officials with a letter signed by Shelton and praising Republicans for balancing the countys budget jammed the countys email system for six hours last month.
They were traced to the computer of Sheltons chief deputy, Thomas Morgan. The letter might have violated a ban on using county-owned property for political activity. Morgan also resigned.
Sheltons attorney, Bryan Cook, says she didnt commit a crime but was stepping aside for health reasons and the well-being of her family.