Indiana prosecutor Carlos Lam has resigned in a bizarre scandal where he admitted to sending an email to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker suggesting that he get a supporter to attack him to frame the unions and discredit their cause. While first denying that he sent the email, Lam eventually fessed up and resigned. Indiana prosecutors seem to be a bit obsessed with the union protests in Wisconsin. If you recall, we previously followed the case of Jeffrey Cox, a deputy attorney general, who was fired after reportedly suggesting the use of live ammunition against protesters.
The Johnson County Prosecutor sent a Feb. 19 email suggesting “the situation in WI presents a good opportunity for what’s called a ‘false flag’ operation. . . . If you could employ an associate who pretends to be sympathetic to the unions’ cause to physically attack you (or even use a firearm against you), you could discredit the public unions.”
He reportedly lied when confronted with the email and said that someone had hacked into his account. However, there does not appear to be any move to charge him criminally with making false statements to investigators or making a false claim of a criminal act.
Source: Indy Star