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Linda Belork’s Lawsuit Moved to Jasper County

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: October 13th, 2011

Linda Belork

A change of venue has been granted by Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall in the lawsuit filed by former Starke County Treasurer Linda Belork. The suit was brought about after Belork’s August 11th dismissal of her duties as treasurer of the county. Belork was relieved of her duties by the County Commissioners after a state audit reported financial discrepancies. According to a later commissioner’s report, some of the discrepancies have been cleared up by the Auditor’s office.

Ethan Lowe, Belork’s attorney, asked for a change of venue from Starke County. Representing the County in the matter is attorney, Martin Lucas.

After each attorney struck counties from the possible location for the case, Jasper County was selected October 6th. Judge Hall told WKVI Tuesday that he sent the full transcript to Jasper County on October 7th. To date, the case has not been assigned to a particular court, or judge to hear the arguments.

Currently, the Starke County Treasurer’s office is being run by two interim Deputy Treasurers Casey Clark and Michelle Snowdon.

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5 Comments on “Linda Belork’s Lawsuit Moved to Jasper County”

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  1. 1. Starke County
    October 13th, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I still find it funny how the news and the commissioners fail to let the public know that the discrepancies that have been cleared up by the Auditors office were also MADE by the Auditors office not the Treasurers office as originally accused and also the ones that paid for the Auditors Office mess ups. I believe our commissioners jumped the gun and fired all employees and the Treasurer before they investigated the whole situation and this county is going to end up paying a bigger price then what Dan Bridegroom said it would cost to fix the mistakes…since the discrepancies have all been found and it didn’t cost the county anything. They want to give a big hand to Kay Chaffins for fixing/ finding the discrepancies well…… hats off to you Kay for finding mistakes made by your office in the first place…..

  2. 2. Just Me
    October 13th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I think we all know who posted the above comment ;)

  3. 3. Lenig
    October 13th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    This is just to funny

  4. 4. Smarter than others
    October 14th, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Well once again NO ONE is taking note that yes there were issues in the Auditors office also BUT that the AUDIT done by the state had to be done ONLY on the Auditors books because the Treasurers side was so messed up they couldn’t do an audit on that side so that is why all the corrections were made on the Auditors side because the treasurers books are SO SO SO messed up. That is what happens when people are elected who don’t have a clue!!!

  5. 5. Just Me
    October 14th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Lets all remember this next election: Don’t just vote for people because they are a relative, or a friend, or because of their family name; vote for people based on their competence!

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