Delph Returning Durham Contributions To Fair Finance Trustee

Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) is breaking with Gov. Mitch Daniels, House Speaker Brian Bosma, former Marion Co. Prosecutor Carl Brizzi and other politicians in deciding to return $10,000 in campaign contributions he received from indicted Ponzi scheme operator Tim Durham to the bankruptcy trustee for Fair Finance. WRTV reports:

An Indiana state senator is breaking with some fellow Republicans and returning campaign contributions from Timothy Durham, a former Indianapolis businessman charged with running a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of more than $200 million.

Republican Sen. Mike Delph of Carmel wrote a letter to a bankruptcy attorney Monday saying he's returning the $10,000 Durham donated to his campaign in 2006 and 2007.
Hats off to Delph for taking the lead on this. Hopefully, other Republicans will come to their senses and return the money they got from Durham as well. You can bet former Mayor Bart Peterson or former U.S. Rep. Baron Hill won't be returning their Durham contributions. Delph told the AP that "he is troubled and embarrassed at the attitude of Republicans who aren't returning Durham's donations."