UPDATE: (11:03pm): Two of the counts were perjury and Don Willis AND Fred Rost evidently paid for the poll. I posed the perjury question to Matt Kelty himself tonight at the courthouse. I'll have more posts later...
Indiana News Center has the story:
(Fort Wayne) -- A grand jury investigating whether Republican mayoral nominee Matt Kelty broke any campaign finance laws Tuesday returned a nine-count indictment against the candidate.
Word of the indictment was confirmed by Off. Steve Stone of the Allen County Sheriff's Department. Stone said late Tuesday afternoon that officers were in the process of arresting Kelty.
Kelty revealed after the May primary that some $160,000 he claimed he lent to his own campaign actually came from three of his key supporters.
The Allen County Election Board voted in June that Kelty did not violate campaign finance laws. But a complaint was filed with the Allen County prosecutor's office, keeping the case alive.
Dan Sigler from Whitley County was appointed as special prosecutor, and last month he asked that a grand jury be impaneled.
Six jurors and an alternate began meeting last week to determine whether Kelty violated state campaign finance laws.