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Mayor of Muncie, Indiana arrested by FBI against corruption probe



The arrest warrant was executed at Tyler's home at 7:30 p.m.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of Indiana said acting U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler will hold a press conference Monday afternoon to announce allegations of corruption in the community. Sarah Beach, information coordinator with Muncie, said the city would release additional information when it received it.

The Tyler administration has been under control for several years while investigators conducted a federal corruption probe, CNN affiliate WXIN reported. Star Press first reported in 2016 that the FBI is investigating former Muncie Construction Commissioner Craig Nichols and the Muncie Sanitary District for possible violations.
Nicholas, appointed by Tyler, was indicted on federal charges in 201
7 with wire fraud, money laundering and theft for allegedly fraudulently contracting his own private company, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
A federal investigation into corruption in Muncie has led to charges against five other people, prosecutors said. Earlier this year, Nichols pleaded guilty to two charges and was sentenced to two years in prison, court records show.
Tyler, who grew up in Muncie and works as a regular captain of the Muncie Fire Department, has run the town as mayor since 2012. He did not run for re-election earlier this month and Republican Dan Ridenor was elected to take over Mayor in 2020

Muncie, a city northeast of Indianapolis, has a population of about 70,000.


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