Carl Brizzi, a former Marion County prosecutor, died on Wednesday evening.
According to a spokeswoman, he suffered a stroke and died in the Carmel Heart Hospital.
It is confirmed that Carl Brizzi past away this evening due to a stroke.
More on this story tomorrow at 6am on @93wibc
All thoughts are with his family and friends.
— Tony Katz (@tonykatz) January 6, 2022
Brizzi was the Marion County Prosecutor from 2003 until 2011, and since then, he has focused on personal injury cases.
In 2020, he ran for Congress in the 5th District.
Carl Brizzi was a Republican who ran for the United States House of Representatives to represent Indiana’s 5th Congressional District. On June 2, 2020, he was defeated in the Republican primary.
Carl Brizzi, a former partner at Lewis And Wilkins LLP (“LAW”), has dedicated his legal career to assisting victims and pursuing justice.
His office has the skills necessary to get the just settlement or verdict you deserve.
The company has handled a wide range of cases, including automobile, truck, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents, as well as burn injuries, brain injuries, slip and falls, nursing home negligence, and construction injuries.
Carl was a two-time elected Marion County Prosecutor who battled for victims before joining LAW.
Carl Brizzi had a tumultuous past in his career. Here’s a sample of what I’m talking about:
Carl Brizzi has been clear of controversy in recent years.
The contentious former Marion County prosecutor, who was formerly embroiled in two malpractice cases and had links to swindler Tim Durham, has resurfaced in the news.
The disciplinary arm of the Indiana Supreme Court accused him of a “pattern of misbehaviour.” Brizzi is accused of intervening in a plea agreement that resulted in a low sentence for a client of Paul Page, a former defense attorney and developer who is also Brizzi’s friend and business partner.
Joseph Mobareki, a customer of Page’s, was accused of distributing steroids in 2008.
Later, the charges were downgraded from a Class B felony to a Class D felony. In addition, $17,500 in forfeited monies was restored.
In 2013, Page pled guilty to a federal wire fraud allegation related to the acquisition of an Elkhart facility he and Brizzi co-owned. He received a probationary term and was required to pay a $10,000 fine.
Brizzi told IndyStar that he intends to defend the allegations.
Brizzi’s history as a public officer and a private attorney was not without controversy. Here’s an example:
Concerning The Malpractice Lawsuits:
In 2012, Brizzi represented former Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White in his perjury, stealing, and voter fraud prosecution.
Brizzi, according to White, was ineffectual and did not provide evidence or witnesses in his defense.
Brizzi also represented Tamara Vangundy, the former Hancock County Coroner who resigned after turning up drunk during a 2012 death inquiry.
She was arrested and pled guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol and official misconduct.
The saga of Paula Willoughby:
When Brizzi was county prosecutor, his office authorized a compromise that allowed Paula Epperley Willoughby, who had been convicted of killing her husband, to be released from jail early.
Willoughby was freed in 2009 after serving only 18 years of a 70-year sentence.
His ties to swindler Tim Durham:
Tim Durham is now serving a life sentence.
Tim Durham, a former Indianapolis attorney and businessman, donated to Brizzi’s campaign long before he earned one of the harshest jail sentences for white-collar offences.
His disciplinary history is as follows:
Brizzi was previously penalized by the Indiana Supreme Court for making improper statements about two cases during his time as a prosecutor and was sentenced to pay $2,500 in court and investigation expenses.
Brizzi was accused of making discriminatory remarks in a 2006 news release about the Hamilton Avenue mass murders and during a 2008 news conference on convicted serial murderer Bruce Mendenhall, according to the disciplinary panel.