Dennis Tyler was born on December 4, 1942, and from Muncie, Indiana, U.S. He is an American politician currently serving as the mayor of Muncie, Indiana. On Monday he was arrested at his home according to the FBI.
An arrest warrant was executed at Tyler’s home at 7:30 a.m., and he is currently in FBI custody, according to Chris Bavender, a spokeswoman with the FBI in Indianapolis. Christine Bavender, a spokesperson for the FBI, told The Star Press that “I can confirm an arrest warrant was executed at the home of Mayor Dennis Tyler this morning and he is currently in custody.”
Since 2016, his administration was under scrutiny and this resulted in the conviction of Craig Nichols, Muncie’s former building commissioner who plead guilty to 30 counts of wire fraud and money laundering earlier this year.
CNN reports Nichols, who was appointed by Tyler, was charged in a 2017 federal indictment with wire fraud, money laundering and theft for allegedly fraudulently awarding contracts to his own private company, the US Attorney’s Office said.
The court documents revealed that he intentionally moved the project to that company which was indirectly owned by him and then billed the city more than $376,000 for demolition work. A list of companies involved in this were Advanced Walls and Ceilings and Capital Consulting.
From 2015 to 2016 this company which was owned by Dennis were paid around $498,564 and $300,000. The federal corruption-related investigation in Muncie has led to indictments against five other people are Nikki Grigsby, Tracy Barton, Jeffrey Burke, Tony Franklin, and Rodney Barber.
He completed his education from Muncie Central High School. Then, he served as a Line Captain for the Muncie Fire Department before retiring after 42 years of service.
After he left the Fire Department he started his career in Politics and was then elected as State Legislator for District 34 where he served for six years before being elected as mayor in 2011.
Tyler served on committees that focused on veteran’s affairs, public safety, employment labor, pensions, roads and transportation, autism and government reform.
Tyler and his administration have re-opened two fire stations, consolidated animal control, re-initiated summer programming in the parks, graded more than 30 lane miles of roads and 70 alleys, presented more than 50 proclamations, received almost $8 million in grants, and announced nearly 100 new jobs and over $3.2 million in new payroll, representing over $30 million in new capital investment.
Tyler did not run for re-election in 2019 and will be succeeded by Dan Ridenour, a member of the Muncie City Council and financial officer.
How old is Dennis Tyler? He was born on December 4, 1942, and from Muncie, Indiana, the U.S and he are 76 years old as of 2019. However, there is not much information about his father, mother, and siblings.
He is married to his wife named Vickie Tyler and this couple shares three kids: Amy Tyler (Daughter), Mary Lou Tyler (Daughter) and Dennis Lee Tyler (Son).
Estimated Net Worth of him is under review. He stands 5 feet 9 inch tall and weighs around 74 KG.