By Associated Press - Wednesday, October 29, 2014

OAKLAND CITY, Ind. (AP) - A southwestern Indiana city councilman has resigned his seat after pleading guilty to obstruction of justice.

Oakland City Councilman Darrell Corn entered the plea Wednesday in Gibson Superior Court. He admitted he tried to bribe a policeman $500 in August to drop minor consumption charges against his grandson. Indiana State Police say the officer refused and reported the incident to his chief.

City Attorney Jason Spindler says the 74-year-old Corn resigned his city council seat.



It wasn’t clear when Corn will be sentenced or the penalties he might face. Obstruction of justice is a Level 6 felony, the lowest classification of felony in Indiana.

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