Indiana forms coalition to fight public corruption

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Indiana is forming a new coalition that will work to reduce public corruption by promoting the best practices for handling taxpayer money.

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller (ZEL'-ur) says the Public Integrity Coalition will educate and train officials from counties, cities, towns, townships and other local government units.

Zoeller said at a Tuesday news conference the coalition's goals will be to reduce access to public funds and cut the amount that's pilfered by corrupt officials.

Matt Greller of the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns says the vast majority of government officials are honest, but "those who stray" give the public an unfavorable view of government.

Former state deputy auditor Doris Anne Sadler is coordinating the coalition's formation. She says the coalition expects to have its first meeting in June.

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