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Federal Charges

Alleged gang members in racketeering indictment had criminal history in Lake County

HAMMOND | A search through Lake County Criminal Court records would not reveal that a 61-year-old woman was part of a violent street gang named in a recent federal racketeering indictment. 

September 20, 2014 11:15 pm Related

Former deputy township trustee accused of failing to file federal tax returns

HAMMOND | A former deputy trustee for Michigan Township in LaPorte County was indicted Wednesday on three counts of failure to file a federal tax return.

June 19, 2014 8:30 pm

Man accused of swindling thousands from investors

HAMMOND | A Porter County man is accused of swindling investors from their life savings and retirement accounts. 

March 25, 2014 8:14 pm

Man charged in Gary child porn case to plead guilty

HAMMOND | A Gary man accused of purchasing a child to produce child pornography plans to plead guilty in federal court this week, according to court documents.

January 27, 2014 7:00 pm
Ex-Gary lawyer gets 23 years in racketeering case

Ex-Gary lawyer gets 23 years in racketeering case

ST. LOUIS | Former Gary lawyer Jerry "Angel" Peteet was sentenced in federal court to 23 years in prison on racketeering conspiracy charges for his involvement in a motorcycle gang. 

April 23, 2013 8:15 pm

South Haven man facing fed counts in cocaine distribution

HAMMOND | Federal authorities charged a 32-year-old South Haven man with distribution of cocaine Thursday.

April 19, 2013 12:05 am

Another Chicago officer charged in towing scam

CHICAGO | A Chicago police officer became the 10th member of the force to be charged in what federal authorities say was a scheme to steer work to tow truck drivers in exchange for bribes.

November 16, 2012 7:45 pm

Feds charge former head of Chicago Heights office of county job-training program

CHICAGO | A Chicago woman who supervised four field offices, including one in Chicago Heights, of a Cook County job-training program faces federal charges she falsified documents related to an Illinois state review of the county’s summer youth program.

July 13, 2012 12:46 pm

Hobart man charged with threatening the president

HAMMOND | A former Hobart mayoral candidate has been charged with federal counts of making threats against the U.S. president, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

May 01, 2012 9:15 pm
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