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U.S. attorney discusses public corruption

U.S. attorney discusses public corruption

SCHERERVILLE | Members of the Lake County Advancement Committee got a behind the scenes look Friday into federal investigations targeting public corruption.  

September 12, 2014 7:30 pm
Two Six Nation members indicted for role in racketeering conspiracy

Two Six Nation members indicted for role in racketeering conspiracy

EAST CHICAGO | Federal prosecutors Friday announced indictments against who they allege are key members of a Chicago-area street gang that used East Chicago as its base of operations in Indiana.

August 22, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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State candidates say they're not using gov't equipment in campaigns

State candidates say they're not using gov't equipment in campaigns

INDIANAPOLIS | The two state officeholders seeking election in November insist they are not using government-owned equipment for campaign purposes, even though the State Ethics Commission recently concluded they could.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Gary launches Obama administration assistance program

Gary launches Obama administration assistance program

GARY | City officials announced Thursday the launch of a federal program designed to help revitalize Gary.

July 17, 2014 7:00 pm

Ethics breakfast draws a crowd

HOBART | Talk of ethics in local government brought out a crowd of a couple hundred Thursday morning to a public policy breakfast at Avalon Manor.

March 13, 2014 7:45 pm

Heroin, the rush that ends in a morgue

CROWN POINT | Heroin users can choose their poison.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am
Gary councilman charged with failing to file tax returns

Gary councilman charged with failing to file tax returns

HAMMOND | The second Gary City Council member in as many years is accused by prosecutors of violating federal tax laws.

December 09, 2013 1:45 pm Photos

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Former cop gets 40 years in drug, weapons case

HAMMOND | A former downstate police officer was sentenced Friday to 40 years in federal prison for his role in a region drug dealing and weapons conspiracy, prosecutors announced.

November 22, 2013 6:10 pm
Four gang members charged in decade-old murder

Four gang members charged in decade-old murder

EAST CHICAGO | After 10 years, federal authorities have charged members and associates of the Two Six street gang with the murder of East Chicago’s Julio Cartagena in 2003.

November 21, 2013 4:52 pm Video Photos

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Indictments returned against East Chicago gang

Indictments returned against East Chicago gang

U.S. Attorney David Capp announced indictments against members of the Two Six gang during a news conference in East Chicago.

November 21, 2013 4:25 pm
DOUG ROSS: Feds should launch Bennett investigation

DOUG ROSS: Feds should launch Bennett investigation

The latest allegations against former Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett — that state computers and possibly staff were used for his campaign fundraising — sound like something that might have happened in Lake County.

September 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Cops team up to stop crime in regional approach

Cops team up to stop crime in regional approach

Lake County law enforcement officials are forming a full-time regional team of officers to attack criminal violence and property crimes.

August 22, 2013 10:15 am

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
EDITORIAL: Lessons to learn from Van Til's indictment

EDITORIAL: Lessons to learn from Van Til's indictment

Lake County Surveyor George Van Til's name was added Friday to the long list of Northwest Indiana public officials indicted on federal public corruption charges.

May 20, 2013 12:00 am Related
Feds: Van Til indicted for using public employees, resources for campaign work

Feds: Van Til indicted for using public employees, resources for campaign work

HAMMOND | Lake County Surveyor George Van Til defrauded taxpayers by ordering county employees to perform political campaign work on the county dime and using county equipment, prosecutors said Friday.

May 17, 2013 9:37 pm Photos

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Cops will target Crown Point gun shows in stonger weapons monitoring

Cops will target Crown Point gun shows in stonger weapons monitoring

GARY | The Lake County Fairgrounds gun shows are an example of a potential source of guns that fall into criminals' hands, Indiana and Illinois law enforcement officials said Thursday.

February 14, 2013 2:30 pm Photos

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U.S. attorney collects $6.5M in civil, criminal actions in ’12

HAMMOND | The Hammond-based U.S. attorney's office raked in about $6.5 million in fiscal year 2012 related to criminal and civil actions, the office reported Friday.

December 07, 2012 8:30 pm

U.S. attorney to speak at Edison Community Watch

HAMMOND | U.S. Attorney David Capp will speak at 6:30 p.m. today at the Edison Community Watch.

November 29, 2012 12:00 am
Gang members indicted, arrested

Gang members indicted, arrested

Local and federal law enforcement officials announced several indictments and arrests of members of the Imperial Gangsters.

November 09, 2012 4:49 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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