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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

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
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

Owner of tree-trimming service pleads guilty to bribing Hammond councilman

HAMMOND | The owner of a local tree-trimming service pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal charge of paying more than $10,000 in bribes to a Hammond city councilman to receive city work.

October 25, 2012 7:30 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

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
NWI feds nab 6 in separate public corruption cases

NWI feds nab 6 in separate public corruption cases

HAMMOND | If Indiana's U.S. attorneys lag behind their nationwide colleagues in generating public corruption cases, as recently published federal statistics show, it wasn't apparent Thursday.

October 04, 2012 12:25 pm Photos

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