'Code of silence' perpetuates graft

East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland, left, listens Thursday to Schererville town Manager Robert Volkmann speak during an ethics advisory meeting at Avalon Manor in Hobart. Copeland was on a three-person panel that took questions from an audience of about 150 officials and others who attended the event that featured guest speaker former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. Volkmann, center, and Bill Dolan, right, reporter for the Times Media Co. were also on the panel that commented on questions focusing in part on ethics in local government.

March 14, 2013 11:35 am  • 
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