Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Morrison's Wife Beater

Embattled Acting U.S. Attorney of Southern Indiana Timothy M. Morrison has even more problems after politically helping his unscrupulous Republican friends.

Last November, Morrison let his Republican pal Timothy S. Durham, the alleged mastermind of an alleged Ponzi scheme that duped Ohio retirees, keep all his cash and assets. Durham was one of the highest donors to Republican campaigns in Indiana. Durham has since moved to California.

To add insult to injury, last January, Morrison let Durham's alleged co-conspirator and partner, James F. Cochran (pictured) conduct an estate sale in Florida even though a Congressman and investors pleaded with Morrison to block the sale.

Now Cochran has returned the favor in the most embarrassing way. Independent Station Channel 6 of Indianapolis reports:

The business partner of embattled investment manager Tim Durham is accused of hitting his wife and son during a domestic dispute. James F. Cochran, 54, was arrested at the family's McCordsville home [last month] on preliminary charges of battery resulting in bodily injury and domestic battery.Susan Cochran told police that she and her husband were arguing when he grabbed her by the arms and threw her into a wall, causing her to hit her head.The couple's son, James R. Cochran, 21, said he came into the room to try and protect his mother, and that his father pushed him and punched him in the eye, telling him "I'm going to [expletive] kill you." James F. Cochran, who appeared to have a cut to the face in his mug shot, denied that any assault took place, and told police that he tripped and fell.
Tripped and fell? Please!

As the world crumbles around them, Jimmy appears to have resorted to violence against those closest to him: his family. Yet, Morrison continues to let these "esteemed" pals run free.