When he was still a legislator, a position that paid him thousands in Indiana taxpayer dollars, Gregg did legal work for scandal-ridden Enron.
He accepted thousands in contributions from Enron’s political action committee.
Enron even received a special tax break around the same time Gregg was working for them.
“Number one, The Indianapolis Star was on me because I had represented a company in Knox County that had built a power plant. An attorney doing legal work out of Louisville had called and asked me if I’d help him do some of the zoning. I do a lot of zoning work; it’s a large percentage of my income from the Vincennes law office. The company would pay me but I worked with their independent attorney.”
(John R. Gregg, From Sandborn To The Statehouse, 2008, p.132-133)
(John Gregg, “Statement Of Economic Interests For The Calendar Year 2000,” Indiana House Of Representatives, Filed 01/16/01)
Knox County Officials Approved A Property Tax Abatement For The Enron Power Plant.
“In Knox County, officials rezoned a farm field northeast of Wheatland and approved a property-tax abatement for a combustion turbine electricity-generating station proposed by Enron, an energy company based in Houston.”
(“Opposition To Power Plants Grows,” The Associated Press, 3/31/00)
(“Contribution Search,” Contributor: Enron, Recipient: Gregg, Indiana Secretary Of State, Accessed 2/2/16)
(“Contribution Search,” Contributor: Enron, Recipient: House Democratic, Indiana Secretary Of State, Accessed 2/2/16)