The Times has obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request FBI surveillance video and photographs of Lake County Sheriff John Buncich as part its bribery investigation.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Philip C. Benson used the images as evidence against Buncich during the U.S. District trial last week.
An FBI video surveillance recording of Buncich's second-in-command Timothy Downs delivering $7,500 July 15, 2015, to Buncich in the sheriff's office.
An FBI video surveillance recording of of Scott Jurgensen, an FBI confidential informant, giving Buncich $2,500 April 22, 2016, in the parking lot outside of Delta Restaurant in Merrillville.
An FBI video surveillance recording of Jurgensen giving Buncich $2,500 July 21, 2016, in the parking lot outside of Delta Restaurant in Merrillville.
FBI surveillance photographs of a meeting Sept. 2, 2016, between Jurgensen and Buncich in which Jurgensen gives the sheriff $7,500.
The trial stories are attached for more information and background.