No dismissal of charges against county treasurer

John Dorer (Provided Photo)

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A judge has rejected a central Indiana county treasurer’s request for the dismissal of criminal charges that he mishandled public money.

Attorneys for Delaware County Treasurer John Dorer had sought the dismissal on the grounds that the county sheriff and officials in each neighboring county have committed similar offenses but not faced charges.

Prosecutors filed 47 criminal counts against Dorer in April, most of which involve failing to deposit public money within 24 hours as required by state law.

The Star Press reports the judge granted a request to delay action on a lawsuit seeking Dorer’s removal from office until after completion of the criminal case.

Dorer was elected county treasurer in 2008 and re-elected in 2012. His trial is set to start in February. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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