Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Lacy Francis

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is filing a lawsuit against a former Warsaw city official and a pipe contractor.  He's demanding nearly $334,000 as repayment for the taxpayer’s money the defendants allegedly defrauded from the city.  The defendants are Lacy Francis Jr., former Warsaw street superintendent; Pro Form Pipe Lining of Mishawaka; and Marc Campbell, owner and president of Pro Form.  Between January 2011 and December 2013, the defendants reportedly participated in a scheme to defraud Warsaw by intentionally overbilling the city for the costs of storm sewer projects to install linings in the pipes, and clean and repair them.  An audit found that Francis used his position at the time to manipulate the public bidding process so that Campbell’s company would win the bid for the projects.  According to Zoeller, Campbell allegedly billed the city for significantly more work than his company actually performed.