Reading of law was mistaken: Plea means Vangundy can’t serve or run

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GREENFIELD — When Hancock County Coroner Tamara Vangundy pleaded guilty in her drunken driving case Wednesday morning, she did so with the belief she was putting an emotionally taxing ordeal behind her.

That’s not what happened.

Vangundy, who planned to run for re-election, later learned her plea agreement effectively ended her political future because of a misinterpretation of election law by her attorneys. She now cannot serve as coroner or run for political office.

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