Class (D) Felony Takes On New Meaning In South Bend Indiana

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UPDATE: Morgan, three others charged in petition forgerycase

April 02, 2012|By ERIN BLASKO and KEVIN ALLEN | South Bend Tribune Staff WritersBeverly Shelton (left), Pam Brunette (middle), and Dustin Blythe. (Photos provided)
Beverly Shelton (left), Pam Brunette (middle), and Dustin Blythe. (Photos provided)

SOUTH BEND — A former St. Joseph County Democratic leader is among

four people the prosecutor’s office charged Monday following an

investigation into allegedly fake petitions from the 2008 Indiana

primary.

The news is the latest development in a scandal The Tribune and Howey

Politics Indiana uncovered last fall by reporting that hundreds of

county residents’ signatures had been forged on petitions used to

qualify Democratic presidential candidates for the primary ballot.

Butch Morgan, who headed the county Democrats for 16 years before the

news reports led him to resign in October, is facing four felony

charges.

Dustin Blythe, Pam Brunette and Bev Shelton — all of whom are former

workers in the county’s voter registration office — are also facing

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