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Former Indiana State Senator Pleads Guilty to Federal Campaign Finance Violation and Making False Statements to the FBI

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS – Darryl Brent Waltz, 48, of Greenwood, Indiana, pled guilty in federal court today to two felonies: making and receiving conduit contributions, and making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Waltz faces up to five years in prison for each offense.  He will be sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge James R. Sweeney II at a later date.

The announcement was made by Zachary A. Myers, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, Kenneth A. Polite, Jr., Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and Steven D’Antuono, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office.

Trial for the other individual charged in the case, John S. Keeler, is scheduled to begin on April 18, 2022.  Mr. Keeler is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated April 11, 2022

Public Corruption