Ex-Wabash Twp. Trustee Teising’s appeal: Overturn verdict or new trial
A new court filing lays out case for an appeal for Jennifer Teising, ousted as township trustee and looking at jail time, restitution in felony theft conviction
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Six months after Jennifer Teising was convicted of theft and ousted from office, an attorney for the former Wabash Township trustee filed a brief that outlined the rationale of her appeal, arguing that the conviction and her sentence of jail time and restitution should be overturned.
Short of that, the court document contends, the appeals court should grant Teising a new trial with a special prosecutor this time.
Karen Celestino-Horseman, Teising’s attorney, declined to comment beyond the 61-page document filed late Friday with the Indiana Court of Appeals.
Teising filed for an appeal in March, delaying her jail sentence in the process. The appeal did not allow her to keep her position, which now is in the hands of Trustee Angel Valentin.
The brief comes after two court-approved delays filed on Teising’s behalf in recent months.