Former sheriff’s deputy, school employee appears in court for bribery, theft case

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHI) – Frank Shahadey made his initial appearance in federal court for his indictment in Indianapolis on Tuesday.

WISH-TV’s sister station WTHI spoke with Tim Horty with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Indiana.

Horty told us Shahadey appeared before a magistrate judge.

Shahadey heard charges of nine counts of wire fraud and one count of theft or bribery from a program receiving federal funds.

Those stem from a kickback scheme investigators say Shahadey and Franklin Fennell were a part of.

Shahadey did not enter an official plea at the hearing.

Both Shahadey and Fennell are set for trial on Feb. 21 at the federal courthouse in Terre Haute.