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Appeals court upholds Philpot conviction

CHICAGO | The U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld the theft conviction of former Lake County Clerk Thomas Philpot.

October 23, 2013 4:13 pm
Philpot sentenced to 18 months for public corruption

Philpot sentenced to 18 months for public corruption

HAMMOND | Former Lake County Clerk Thomas Philpot was sentenced to 18 months in prison Thursday for stealing thousands of dollars in public child support incentive funds over which he had control.

February 21, 2013 11:45 am Photos

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Spotlight switches from Philpot to jury selection

HAMMOND | Lawyers in the federal fraud trial of Thomas Philpot begin the job today of finding a jury that is impartial, if not unfamiliar, with a man who has spent two decades in the public eye.

August 20, 2012 12:00 am
Lake County officials being lined up for Philpot trial

Lake County officials being lined up for Philpot trial

CROWN POINT | Lake County Coroner Thomas Philpot may have to confront fellow county government officials and former employees in his upcoming fraud trial.

August 10, 2012 7:00 pm

Hammond attorney's new government contract may be in doubt

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are being advised to back away from giving a new consulting contract to an attorney whom embattled Coroner Thomas Philpot claims misled him into pocketing federal money that is now the subject of a political corruption charge.

October 20, 2011 4:30 pm

Official second-guesses contract renewal

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials renewed a consulting contract Wednesday with an attorney who embattled Coroner Thomas Philpot claims misled him into pocketing federal money that is the subject of a political corruption charge.

October 19, 2011 6:30 pm
MARK KIESLING: Mr. Philpot, you should've known better

MARK KIESLING: Mr. Philpot, you should've known better

If your lawyer told you it was safe to fling yourself into the Grand Canyon, I doubt many of you would take the advice.

October 05, 2011 12:00 am
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