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Munster business owner sentenced in bribery case

HAMMOND | The owner of a Munster tree-trimming business will spend a year in federal prison for paying kickbacks to a former Hammond councilman in exchange for city work, court records show.

February 07, 2014 8:18 pm

Munster man accused of bribing politician could face prison time

HAMMOND | A Munster man who pleaded guilty to bribing a former Hammond city councilman could face 18 months to two years in prison, according to court records.

January 28, 2014 6:41 pm

Appeal tossed out in Al Salinas' federal bribery case

HAMMOND | The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit dismissed a former Hammond councilman's appeal in a federal bribery case, according to court records. 

December 26, 2013 9:45 pm

Salinas lawyer withdrawing from appeal

HAMMOND | The lawyer for former Hammond City Councilman Al Salinas is withdrawing as his attorney from Salinas' appeal.

September 10, 2013 7:52 pm
DOUG ROSS: 2 public corruption cases, 2 different sentences

DOUG ROSS: 2 public corruption cases, 2 different sentences

What's the going rate for public corruption?

August 16, 2013 12:00 am Related

Salinas gets 42 months for political bribes

HAMMOND | Former Hammond City Councilman Al Salinas pleaded for leniency Tuesday, hoping his 20 years in public service would abate a stiff prison sentence for his federal bribery crimes.

August 13, 2013 5:15 pm

Former Hammond councilman to be sentenced Tuesday

HAMMOND | Former Hammond City Councilman Al Salinas is scheduled to be sentenced at 3 p.m. Tuesday on federal charges of bribery and willful failure to file a tax return. 

August 12, 2013 9:45 pm

Family, friends seek leniency for former Hammond councilman

HAMMOND | Family and friends of former Hammond City Councilman Al Salinas are asking a federal judge for leniency as Salinas awaits sentencing for bribery and willful failure to file a tax return for the 2006 tax year.

August 08, 2013 8:00 pm

Feds urge nearly 4 years in prison for Al Salinas

HAMMOND | Federal prosecutors are recommending former Hammond City Councilman Al Salinas serve 46 months in prison, according to a sentencing memorandum filed Thursday in U.S. District Court.

August 01, 2013 7:15 pm

Observors: Van Til's indictment adds to region's political corruption stain

CROWN POINT | Prominent Lake County Democrat George Van Til's indictment Friday on felony fraud charges has local politicos wondering just how many more black eyes the party will take in the federal government's ongoing corruption probe.

May 18, 2013 5:15 pm

2 candidates confirm runs for Hammond City Council vacancy

HAMMOND | The pool of candidates vying for the vacant 2nd District seat on the Hammond City Council began to form Thursday.

May 16, 2013 5:45 pm

Potential candidates for Hammond's 2nd District council seat weigh run

HAMMOND | The day after Al Salinas resigned from the Hammond City Council, one potential candidate confirmed he will run for the 2nd District in the 2015 primary, instead of the caucus slated for June.

May 14, 2013 5:36 pm
Salinas pleads guilty to federal bribery charge, resigns from council seat

Salinas pleads guilty to federal bribery charge, resigns from council seat

Disgraced Hammond City Councilman Al Salinas resigned from office Monday, just a few hours after pleading guilty to taking more than $10,000 in kickbacks for steering city work to a contractor.

May 13, 2013 3:20 pm

Salinas plea may lead Hammond Council vacancy

HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council may soon have a vacancy as beleaguered Councilman Al Salinas agreed to plead guilty last week to two federal charges.

April 21, 2013 12:00 am
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Al Salinas

April 19, 2013 12:00 am
Hammond councilman agrees to plead guilty plea in federal court

Hammond councilman agrees to plead guilty plea in federal court

HAMMOND | Hammond City Councilman Al Salinas reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors Thursday involving bribery and tax charges.

April 18, 2013 8:35 pm

Salinas spent $77,511 on Dumpsters

Ricardo (Streetwise) Moreno's letter to the editor Tuesday should have said Hammond Councilman Al Salinas Jr. spent $77,511 in city casino money on Dumpsters in 2011.

March 12, 2013 6:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Extend protection to other Hammond districts

Hammond has a history of spending its casino revenue well, putting it toward infrastructure improvements rather than committing it for operating costs. Some additional controls are in order, however.

January 22, 2013 12:00 am

Hammond council places controls on 2nd District gaming funds

HAMMOND | Indicted Hammond City Councilman Al Salinas will no longer oversee gaming dollars allocated for the district he represents following the City Council's vote Monday to place additional controls on the funds.

January 14, 2013 8:22 pm

EDITORIAL: Shore up public's trust in local government

So many public corruption indictments have been handed down against public officials in Lake County over the years that voters run the danger of expecting local government officials to be corrupt. That should prompt action by good, decent, honest officials to shore up the public's trust.

October 05, 2012 12:00 am
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