Shahadey resigns from sheriff’s department, more court documents released

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

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WTHI) – A former Vigo County School Security Officer who is also a 37-year veteran with the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office will learn tomorrow whether he will stay in federal custody or be released to home incarceration.

Frank Shahadey is accused of being a part of a kickback scheme.

On Friday, a magistrate judge ordered that Shahadey be released to wait for his trial date. However, on Monday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office appealed that decision.

Court documents revealed Shahadey resigned from the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office on November 8th.

“Effective November 8, 2016, Mr. Shahadey resigned from the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department.”

DOCUMENT | FULL APPEAL
DOCUMENT | FULL DEFENSE RESPONSE

The judge set a hearing for the appeal for Wednesday afternoon.

News 10 will be there and will continue to follow this story and bring you the latest when information becomes available.

*The linked document has been edited to hide the identity of a witness named in the investigation*