Hearing set for Wednesday in regards to Frank Shahadey case

Federal courthouse located in downtown Indianapolis (WTHI photo, Jon Swaner)
Federal courthouse located in downtown Indianapolis (WTHI photo, Jon Swaner)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WTHI) – The U.S. Attorney’s Office has until 5 p.m. on Monday to appeal the decision made in federal court last week in regards to Frank Shahadey.

Shahadey, a 37-year-veteran with the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office, was arrested last week as well as Vigo County School Corporation Transportation Director Frank Fennell.

 

Both Fennell and Shahadey face federal charges stemming from a kickback scheme between themselves and a vendor.

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Federal agents believe Shahadey threatened the life of a school corporation employee. That prompted the U.S. Attorney’s Office to ask the judge to have Shahadey incarcerated indefinitely last Wednesday. The judge granted that request. However, the defense requested a detention hearing.

During that detention hearing at the federal courthouse in Indianapolis last Friday, the judge ruled Shahadey to be placed on home incarceration, under the supervision of the probation department.

Now, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has until 5 p.m. to file a written appeal with the judge. Once the written brief is filed, the defense can respond, if they do not already have a brief of their own on file.

A federal judge set a 2 p.m. hearing on Wednesday to determine the appeal.