She said she started dating Mackey in late August 2011, more than a month after he stopped representing Hauke. She said it happened the other way around: Barnes & Thornburg dropped Keenan Hauke as a client for nonpayment.
She said Hauke originally paid ,000 to Barnes & Thornburg from a Samex account, but that money was seized by the government. Sarah Mackey said her ex-husband’s petition was filled with misstatements and complete fabrications. “And he’s trying to put me in a miserable place.” In his petition, Hauke said he discovered unsettling clues as early June 2011, when he received his cell phone bill and noticed that Mackey and his wife had exchanged lengthy text messages and telephone calls during May, “often for hours at a time, and usually at one, two and three a.m.” Hauke wrote that he contacted Mackey, who said the calls and texts were nothing more than Sarah’s concern about her future and what the situation was going to mean for their three boys.
A week later, however, Mackey told Hauke that the case would be prosecuted in federal court.
The FBI soon joined the probe, leading to federal charges.Hauke said the events happened as he was facing a stressful time in his life, as authorities were investigating his finances.He admitted in the petition that he “engaged in practices that were illegal,” but said he counted on Mackey to try to negotiate a favorable deal with prosecutors, as he was a first-time, non-violent offender.Hauke claims that Mackey began a personal relationship with Hauke’s wife, Sarah, while working as his attorney in early 2011, and later married her while Hauke was in prison.Sarah Mackey spoke to IBJ and repeatedly denied that her relationship with Larry Mackey began while he was representing Hauke. He is asking a judge to rule that he received ineffective assistance, a move that could re-open his case.“After pressing the button to open the Internet, Sarah’s email popped up, with the highlighted email a message from Mackey to Sarah,” he wrote in the petition.“The email read, ‘Sarah, I love you and I can’t wait to see you in your underwear.’” He said he called Sarah immediately for an explanation, and she yelled at him for “being invasive.” “The discovery of their illicit affair spun petitioner into a state of utter mental chaos,” Hauke wrote.A former Fishers investment manager serving a 10-year prison sentence for securities fraud claims that a prominent Indianapolis attorney engaged in a secret, improper relationship with his wife while representing him.Keenan Hauke says the actions of Indianapolis defense attorney Larry Mackey, a partner at Barnes & Thornburg, violated legal ethics and prevented him from getting an adequate defense.“A sexual relationship between a lawyer and a client can involve unfair exploitation of the lawyer’s fiduciary role, in violation of the lawyer’s basic ethical obligations not to use the trust of the client to the client’s disadvantage,” according to Section 1.8 of the rules.Mackey represented Hauke from April through July of 2011.