INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana state senator is breaking with some fellow Republicans and returning campaign contributions from Timothy Durham, a former Indianapolis businessman charged with running a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of more than $200 million.
Republican Sen. Mike Delph of Carmel wrote a letter to a bankruptcy attorney Monday saying he's returning the $10,000 Durham donated to his campaign in 2006 and 2007.
The investigation into Durham's dealings spurred calls for Gov. Mitch Daniels and other Republicans to return a total of more than $800,000 in contributions. Daniels received about $195,000 but says the money has been spent and there is nothing to return.
Delph wrote in the letter obtained by The Associated Press that he is troubled and embarrassed at the attitude of Republicans who aren't returning Durham's donations.