INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The state lawmaker at the center of a legislative ethics scandal says he will resign his seat after the November elections.
<span style=”font-size: 18px;”>Republican Rep. Eric Turner of Cicero said Friday that he will leave the General Assembly to take a job with a Christian group in Atlanta.
His announcement came just weeks after Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma said he would remove Turner from his leadership team after the elections.
Turner lobbied in private to kill legislation that would have been disastrous to his family's nursing home business. Documents obtained by The Associated Press show Turner stood to lose millions if a proposed construction ban had passed.
Turner has consistently said he did nothing wrong, but Bosma cited “irreconcilable conflicts'' in deciding to strip Turner of his post.