A top Democrat was just arrested. The FBI hauled him away in handcuffs from his own home, and the connected investigation shows no signs of letting up. Corruption is being rooted out.
Muncie, Indiana, is a midsize city of approximately 70,000 people, and Democrat Mayor Dennis Tyler might not be a member of the population for much longer. He is now facing up to 10 years in prison.
After his arrest, Tyler “was indicted Monday on a charge of accepting a $5,000 bribe,” according to reports. It was not immediately known whether additional charges are possible, but the details are already stunning.
Allegedly, Tyler accepted the bribe as a precondition for directing contracts to an Indiana-based company to perform work for the city. Newsflash to Democrats: This is what “quid pro quo” looks like.
Furthermore, the FBI has reportedly been investigating the Muncie city government for years — resulting in an indictment against one of Tyler’s former appointees and at least five other people.
The corruption was too much for Muncie’s citizens to stomach, which is why Republican Dan Ridenour was elected to replaced Tyler after he decided not to run for re-election. Tyler was first elected mayor in 2012.
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