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Ex-prosecutor in S. Ind. ordered to repay $146,000

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ENGLISH, Ind. -- A judge has ordered a former prosecutor in southern Indiana to repay $146,000 that he and his wife were accused of taking from an incapacitated relative's estate.

An attorney representing former Crawford County prosecutor Jimmie Montgomery says the couple took good care of the 80-year-old aunt of Montgomery's wife at their home in English for two years and is entitled to payment. Attorney Brian Chastain of Corydon tells The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., ( that the Montgomerys hope to prevail in court.

An attorney for the 80-year-old woman's daughter says the Montgomerys were asked to temporarily care for the older woman while the daughter recovered from knee surgery.

Montgomery's law license was suspended last year over accusations that he stole law books when he left the prosecutor's office in 2006.


Information from: The Courier-Journal,