Hearing for David Wyser moved to July

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Former Marion County Deputy Prosecutor David Wyser was supposed to be in federal court Thursday morning, but his hearing has been moved to July 2nd.

Wyser is accused of accepting a bribe to reduce a prison sentence for murder while he was running for Hamilton County Prosecutor.

Wyser has agreed to provide federal authorities with information regarding other investigations of public corruption.

His former employer, ex-Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi, accepted campaign cash from the same source Wyser did.

Court documents exclude the prisoner's name. However, the circumstances match the case of Paula Willoughby, who was released from prison in 2009 - 30 years earlier than expected - after hatching a murder for hire scheme leading to her husband's death. In 2006, as her attorneys sought to negotiate a shorter prison sentence, Willoughby's father began sending thousands of dollars ($29,000) in campaign contributions to Brizzi.

Brizzi told Eyewitness News he didn't know Willoughby's father, Harrison Epperly, was behind the donations from EMSP Realty.

Wyser signed off on the reduced sentence. Wyser also received a $2,500 donation from Willoughby's father during a 2009 bid for Hamilton County prosecutor.