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Ex-Indiana Guard officer charged with bribery

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana National Guard's former recruitment commander faces federal charges that he solicited kickbacks from a company whose equipment prosecutors say he encouraged state Guard units to buy.

October 03, 2014 12:21 pm

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

Portage man sentenced to prison in bribery case

CHICAGO | A Portage man accused of accepting bribes in exchange for smuggling contraband into a Chicago correctional facility where he worked was sentenced Monday.

October 07, 2013 8:00 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
Shooting victim charged with bribery

Shooting victim charged with bribery

CHICAGO | A Markham man who was the victim of a shooting is charged with bribery for offering not to testify in the case against the suspect in exchange for $1,000, according to the Cook County state's attorney's office.

August 27, 2013 7:00 pm
Shooting victim charged with bribery

Shooting victim charged with bribery

Larry Dennis

August 27, 2013 3:53 pm

Police: Women charged with DUI said she was going to pick up kids

CROWN POINT | A Hobart woman was charged with drunken driving, bribery, intimidation, resisting arrest and false informing, Lake County court records show.

August 22, 2013 7:45 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
Westville corrections officer charged with bribery, trafficking

Westville corrections officer charged with bribery, trafficking

WESTVILLE | A Westville Correctional Facility officer was arrested and charged with bribery and trafficking Friday after allegedly attempting to bring tobacco products to an inmate there.

April 29, 2013 9:22 am

Chicago jail guard, a Portage man, indicted on bribery charges

HAMMOND | A 51-year-old Portage man is accused of taking bribes in his position as a guard at the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago.

February 07, 2013 6:45 pm

Munster resident admits to bribing Hammond councilman

HAMMOND | The owner of a tree-trimming service agreed Tuesday to plead guilty to paying a bribe to a Hammond city councilman in exchange for city work, federal court records show.

October 09, 2012 8:00 pm

Recent editorials from Indiana newspapers

Early prison release raises red flag

May 12, 2012 12:00 am
Jesse White says Smith flub not fatal flaw

Jesse White says Smith flub not fatal flaw

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | It's never good for a politician to find a protégé in the criminal cross hairs of the Justice Department.

March 28, 2012 6:15 pm

GUEST EDITORIALS: May fourth felonious governor be the final one

So Rod Blagojevich is one corrupt cat who does not own nine lives, after all.

July 02, 2011 12:00 am

South suburban building inspector charged in bribery scheme

A south suburban building inspector has been charged with accepting cash bribes to influence the outcome of building code violations at two Riverdale apartment buildings, according to the Cook County state's attorney's office.

April 20, 2011 11:15 am

Blagojevich jurors suggest they're deadlocked

CHICAGO | After more than a week of silence, jurors in the corruption trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich threw the courtroom into confusion Wednesday when they sent a note to the judge suggesting they may be deadlocked on at least some counts.

August 12, 2010 12:00 am
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