Thomas Philpot Trial
CROWN POINT | Former Lake County Clerk Thomas Philpot surrendered Tuesday at a federal prison in Michigan to begin serving an 18-month sentence imposed by the court last month.
HAMMOND | Former Lake County Clerk Thomas Philpot has asked to stay out of jail pending the appeal of his conviction for stealing more than $24,000 in bonuses from public child support incentive funds.
CROWN POINT | An advocate for ethics training for local government employees said it will take more than the downfall of former Lake County Clerk Thomas Philpot to scare other potentially corrupt public officials straight.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Coroner Merrilee D. Frey announced Friday she has been certified by the state as a medical death investigator.
HAMMOND | Embattled former Lake County official Tom Philpot is requesting his convictions be overturned on the grounds he didn't have a fair trial, federal court records show.
CROWN POINT | Lake County's newest coroner unveiled an administrative staff Monday with name recognition and experience.
In the last 25 years there have been more than 50 Democrats in Lake County who have been convicted of political corruption.
HAMMOND | Lake County's Democratic precinct committeemen are being called to gather at 10 a.m. Sept. 15 to name the next county coroner.
Yet another politician has been removed from office because of public corruption. Former Lake County Clerk Thomas Philpot was convicted on five counts of theft and fraud charges.
CROWN POINT | PJ Adams, a veteran law enforcement official, is serving as Lake county's interim county coroner in the wake of former Coroner Thomas Philpot's weekend conviction.
HAMMOND | Merrilee Frey said Friday she is prepared to step forward as the next Lake County coroner in the wake of Thomas Philpot's conviction of theft of federal funds.
HAMMOND | A U.S. District Court jury convicted Lake County Coroner and former county Clerk Thomas Philpot on Friday on five counts of theft and fraud charges.
HAMMOND | A U.S. District Court jury began deliberations shortly before noon Friday in the fraud and theft trial of former Lake County Clerk Thomas Philpot.
HAMMOND | An attorney hired to advise the clerk's office during Lake County Coroner Thomas Philpot's term testified for about three hours Thursday during Philpot's theft and fraud trial.
HAMMOND | Lake County Coroner Thomas Philpot received a letter telling him he did not need County Council approval to receive incentive payments from a child support incentive fund, according to evidence introduced on the third day of his fraud and theft trial.
HAMMOND | A state representative and former clerk employee gave conflicting testimony Tuesday as to how controversial incentive payments came to be during the Lake County coroner's tenure as clerk.
HAMMOND | The federal corruption trial of Lake County Coroner Thomas Philpot kicked off Monday to determine whether he knew taking incentive payments as an elected official was wrong.
HAMMOND | Lawyers in the federal fraud trial of Thomas Philpot begin the job today of finding a jury that is impartial, if not unfamiliar, with a man who has spent two decades in the public eye.
HAMMOND | A Lake County state legislator and a former deputy county clerk could provide crucial evidence on how determined County Coroner Thomas Philpot was in grasping federal money.
HAMMOND | A U.S. District Court judge cleared the way for the fraud trial of Lake County Coroner Thomas Philpot to begin Monday.
CROWN POINT | A defense lawyer is seeking to have fraud charges dismissed against Lake County Coroner Thomas Philpot on the eve of his federal trial.
CROWN POINT | Federal authorities visited the Lake County Government Complex on Tuesday morning to ask for years of employee payroll records during the administration of former county Clerk Thomas Philpot.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Government Center could be an uneasy workplace for those employees traveling to U.S. District Court in Hammond in the coming days to give evidence about their fellow employees in open court or in the grand jury room.
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