HAMMOND | A former Lake County Sheriff's Department officer told a federal judge Wednesday that he had done his best to be a good person before he was sentenced to two years in prison on public corruption charges.
HAMMOND | Facing 46 months in prison for his part in a firearms scheme, former Lake County sheriff’s police Officer Edward Kabella cites a variety of mitigating factors in seeking a lighter sentence, according to a memorandum filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Hammond.
CROWN POINT | After a year and a half of forced leave, two Lake County police officers are taking steps toward returning to active duty.
CROWN POINT | A Lake County police official is challenging Sheriff John Buncich's authority to banish two veteran police officers from active duty but keep them on the public payroll.
HAMMOND | The last of the three indicted former Lake County Sheriff's Department officers changed his plea to guilty in Hammond federal court Friday.
HAMMOND | Two of three indicted Lake County sheriff's officers changed their pleas to guilty Tuesday in Hammond federal court, acknowledging they could face maximum sentences ranging from 11 to 33 years in prison.
HAMMOND | A federal judge assigned to the public corruption case of the three Lake County sheriff officers has recused himself from one of the cases, according to filings made Monday.
HAMMOND | The three Lake County sheriff's officers who were indicted Thursday on federal corruption charges entered not guilty pleas Friday and walked out of the federal courthouse after signing a $20,000 appearance bond.
Times reporter Sarah Tompkins brings you to the latest from the federal courthouse where U.S. Attorney David Capp announced that Lake Couny Coroner Thomas Philpot and Lake County Sheriff's officers Joseph Kumstar, Edward Kabella and Ronald Slusser have been indicted in separate incidents.
CROWN POINT | Lake County political and law enforcement circles immediately registered shock and regret after the indictment Thursday of Coroner Thomas Philpot and three county police officers on public corruption charges.
Read the federal indictments against Lake County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Joseph R. Kumstar and officers Edward O. Kabella and Ronald D. Slusser.
Two Lake County sheriff's officers named as targets in a federal investigation oversaw a department discretionary fund that went nearly unchecked in the past several years.
CROWN POINT | Former Lake County Police Chief Marco Kuyachich denies he is a target of a reported federal investigation of illicit gun sales within the Sheriff's Department, according to his attorney.
The owner of a Hobart auction firm temporarily is cutting ties with a Lake County police officer under federal watch, but called his colleague a "trustworthy guy."
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