Yesterday, former El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa was indicted on six felony counts including extortion, official misconduct, witness tampering, and false imprisonment, according to the Denver Post. While the case works its way through the process, District Attorney George Brauchler, who was appointed special prosecutor for this case, advised all to remember he hasn’t been convicted. From Brauchler’s statement:
“The public should remember that an indictment is merely a list of allegations and that our criminal justice system only works if we presume those indicted innocent of those allegations at this stage of the proceedings.”
Brauchler is right. Maketa and his friends have not been convicted yet.
But, seriously, why put yourself in these situations with these shenanigans? Don’t be this guy.