Turner Quits Indiana House after Nursing Home Scandal

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Republican Rep. Eric Turner has resigned his Indiana House seat following a Statehouse scandal that has placed ethics reform at the center of the 2015 session.
 
Indianapolis media reported that Turner submitted his resignation Tuesday. It takes effect Nov. 30.
 
An Associated Press investigation uncovered Turner had millions of dollars at stake when he secretly fought legislation that would have banned the construction of new nursing homes.
 
Turner insisted he did nothing wrong. He announced in September that he would resign if re-elected and take a job with a Christian mega-church group in Atlanta.
 
A House ethics investigation determined that Turner did not technically violate any rules. But Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma later removed Turner from leadership and promised major reforms designed to restore public trust in the Legislature.