Leary enters plea of not guilty, surrenders passport

  • 02/11/2010 10:45 am in

We’re a bit late on this one, but Todd Leary, the ex-IU guard and radio commentator who was arrested last week at Assembly Hall on 17 felony charges related to a scheme to misappropriate title funds, appeared in court on Tuesday. A judge entered a plea of not guilty for Leary, according to the Associated Press:

A judge has made a preliminary not guilty plea for a former Indiana University basketball player charged in connection with an ex-business partner’s multimillion-dollar fraud scheme.The plea was entered for 39-year-old Todd Leary of Carmel during an Allen County court hearing Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, who has been all over this story, reports that Leary surrendered his passport:

A clean-shaven Leary, 39, of Carmel, stood next to his Indianapolis-based attorney, Ginny Maxwell, in a dark suit with his hands in his pockets as Allen Superior Court Magistrate Robert Schmoll asked him whether he understood the charges.

Allen County Deputy Prosecutor Tim McCaulay asked Schmoll to order Leary to surrender his passport while the case is pending. Schmoll granted the request.

Leary remains free on $60,000 bond.

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