ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) -A Harlan man will spend no time in jail for diverting wastewater around a Fort Wayne meter, a move that cost the city tens of thousands of dollars.
After pleading guilty in December to corrupt business influence, a judge suspended a four-year prison sentence for 61-year-old James Perrin of Harlan.
Perrin had already repaid the city $150,000 in restitution.
The plea deal called for a theft charge to be dropped.
Perrin admitted he didn't want the city to bill the Maysville District for the wastewater treatment services and used a bypass valve so the district wouldn't be charged.
He will serve two years on probation and perform 80-hours of community service.
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