The controversy over the auction of RCA Dome items just got a “little” bigger. Paul Ogden, the attorney who filed the suit to keep the proceeds from the auction in the hands of the taxpayers, told me this morning there is an issue of whether the Capital Improvement Board even took a formal vote to dispose of the memorabilia? The Indianapolis Colts Foundation and the Indiana Sports Corporation are keeping the proceeds from the auction.
The Ballard administration says the decision was made by the Peterson administration to give the charities the proceeds. Former Peterson administration officials say the decision was made by the Ballard administration. If you take both sides at their word, then neither approved the sale, which means taxpayer property is being sold and the profits are going to private entities and no formal vote was taken. That can’t be good and it’s probably illegal.