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U.S. Steel pays $58 million to settle price-fixing lawsuit

U.S. Steel pays $58 million to settle price-fixing lawsuit

U.S. Steel will pay $58 million to settle a lawsuit that alleges domestic steelmakers conspired to fix prices nearly a decade ago.

July 11, 2014 5:30 am

Plea expected in car crash scheme

HAMMOND | A Michigan City man is expected to plead guilty in connection with an insurance fraud scheme that occured between December 2005 and July 2009.

April 28, 2014 5:30 pm

Suspected Imperial Gangster pleads to conspiracy charge

HAMMOND | Suspected Imperial Gangster Darmaile Cortez Sutton, 29, of East Chicago, reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors Thursday.

October 03, 2013 2:26 pm

Another defendant strikes plea agreement in East Chicago gang case

HAMMOND | Another defendant in an alleged East Chicago gang racketeering, drugs and murder ring has brokered an agreement with federal prosecutors to admit guilt in the case, court records filed Friday show.

October 19, 2012 1:13 pm
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August 30, 2012 12:00 am
Man's conviction stands despite former Newton prosecutor's lapsed law license

Man's conviction stands despite former Newton prosecutor's lapsed law license

INDIANAPOLIS | An Indianapolis man initially brought to court while the law license of former Newton County Prosecutor Ed Barce was inactive is not entitled to have his conviction automatically set aside, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

July 06, 2012 6:30 pm Related
Hammond man retrieves seized property from FBI, government officials

Hammond man retrieves seized property from FBI, government officials

Thomas Piatek loads a box of his ammunition into a pickup truck Friday at the Hammond Police Department.

July 06, 2012 2:59 pm
Hammond man retrieves seized property from FBI, government officials

Hammond man retrieves seized property from FBI, government officials

Thomas Piatek's belongings are loaded into a truck Friday at the Hammond Police Department.

July 06, 2012 2:59 pm
Hammond man retrieves seized property from FBI, government officials

Hammond man retrieves seized property from FBI, government officials

Thomas Piatek loads his returned ammo into a pickup truck Friday at the Hammond Police Department. Piatek was one of several alleged members of a Michigan militia, an organization that was accused in March 2010 of plotting against the government. Charges against Piatek and six other defendan…

July 06, 2012 2:59 pm
Hammond man retrieves seized property from FBI, government officials

Hammond man retrieves seized property from FBI, government officials

Ammunition belonging to Thomas Piatek is loaded into a pickup truck Friday at the Hammond Police Department.

July 06, 2012 2:59 pm
Hammond man retrieves seized property from FBI, government officials

Hammond man retrieves seized property from FBI, government officials

Thomas Piatek, of Hammond, talks Friday about being imprisoned for two years.

July 06, 2012 2:59 pm
Conspiracy charges dropped against Hammond man, militia members

Conspiracy charges dropped against Hammond man, militia members

DETROIT | A federal judge dismissed the most serious charges Tuesday against seven members of a Michigan militia who were rounded up as homegrown extremists accused of plotting war against the U.S., saying their expressed hatred of law enforcement didn't amount to conspiracy against the government.

March 27, 2012 4:45 pm

Chicago woman changes plea to guilty for car accident scheme

HAMMOND | A Chicago woman changed her plea to guilty Wednesday for her role in staging a car accident that cost a Valparaiso insurance company about $20,000.

December 21, 2011 7:15 pm
FBI seeks weight-loss doctor in Medicaid fraud investigation

FBI seeks weight-loss doctor in Medicaid fraud investigation

CHICAGO | The FBI has launched a nationwide manhunt for Dr. Gautam Gupta, a popular region weight-loss doctor charged with health care fraud.

June 17, 2011 9:13 pm

Landske loses interest in presidential birth certificate study

INDIANAPOLIS | A region state senator says now that President Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate is public, there's no need for the Legislature to consider requiring presidential candidates produce their birth certificates to qualify for the ballot.

April 27, 2011 6:00 pm

State may join push for presidential hopefuls to submit birth certificates

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana may become the latest state to hop on the Donald Trump-led birther bandwagon.

April 19, 2011 6:00 pm
Former E.C. mayor, city supervisor found guilty of stealing gov't money to fix home

Former E.C. mayor, city supervisor found guilty of stealing gov't money to fix home

HAMMOND | Remodeling costs were higher than expected for former East Chicago Mayor George Pabey and a former city supervisor.

December 26, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Alleged Latin King members held without bond

HAMMOND | Rattling shackles broke the quiet of the courtroom as six alleged members of the Latin Kings gang shuffled in Wednesday morning to enter not guilty pleas to racketeering conspiracy and other charges.

July 08, 2010 12:00 am
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