A four year investigation into illegal gambling has led to a former investigator for the Vigo County Prosecutor’s office to be charged with six felony counts.
71-year old James Counterman is alleged to have told operators of illegal poker games in Terre Haute that for a “price” they would not be bothered by the law or prosecuted for illegal gaming activities.
That price was a contribution to Prosecutor Terry Modesitt’s campaign fund.
When investigators showed a video tape to Modesitt, he fired Counterman.
Investigators say that Modesitt didn’t know anything about Counterman’s activates.
Counterman is the 20th person to be charged in the investigation that was concluded in November of last year.
Counterman is free on bond and will be back in court September 9th.
A special judge from outside the county will be appointed to hear the case.