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Lake Station man wants to withdraw pleas in alleged tax fraud scheme

HAMMOND | A Lake Station man wants to withdraw his guilty pleas in an alleged tax fraud scheme, federal court records show.

September 23, 2014 7:14 pm

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
Feds: Lake Station mayor gambled away campaign, food pantry cash

Feds: Lake Station mayor gambled away campaign, food pantry cash

LAKE STATION | An 11-count federal indictment filed Wednesday alleges Mayor Keith Soderquist and his wife, Deborah Soderquist, improperly used money from the city's food pantry and his re-election campaign at local casinos. 

April 16, 2014 9:00 pm Photos


Woman charged with stealing her child's Social Security pay

HAMMOND | A Gary woman faces charges of using Social Security benefits intended for her daughter.

March 11, 2014 6:45 pm

Merrillville man pleads guilty to insurance scam

HAMMOND | Sentencing has been set for May 21 for a Merrillville man who pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of mail fraud involving a scheme to defraud insurance companies.

March 03, 2014 7:05 pm

Hammond woman pleads guilty to stealing from Boilermakers union

HAMMOND | A 57-year-old Hammond woman pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to embezzling funds from International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 374 in Hammond.

February 27, 2014 5:50 pm
MARC CHASE: Preventing urban terror begins in the home

MARC CHASE: Preventing urban terror begins in the home

Have you validated your children's feelings lately? Do you listen to them, speak with them about what they're doing at school, with friends or during hours when you're not around?

February 06, 2014 12:00 am Video

Detective: Informant named someone other than defendant as shooter

HAMMOND | Testimony from an East Chicago detective during the federal trial of alleged Imperial Gangster Richard Reyes on Thursday revealed a confidential informant who claimed Armando Ortega was actually the shooter in the 2007 drive-by killing of Rene Alonzo.

January 23, 2014 8:00 pm

Witness claims he provided E.C. man with gun in 2007 slaying

HAMMOND | One witness testified being inside the van when reputed Imperial Gangster Richard Reyes fatally shot Rene Alonzo in 2007 on the street near the U.S. Sports Bar in East Chicago.

January 22, 2014 7:30 pm

2 witnesses say E.C. man was shooter in 2007 slaying

HAMMOND | Two witnesses claimed to see alleged Imperial Gangster Richard Reyes driving a maroon minivan that was involved in the 2007 drive-by shooting of Rene Alonzo outside the U.S. Sports Bar in East Chicago.

January 21, 2014 8:00 pm

Co-defendant at gang trial links E.C. man to 3 break-ins

HAMMOND | A witness at Richard Reyes' federal trial on Thursday linked Reyes to three separate break-ins to steal money or drugs from dealers in Illinois and Indiana.

January 16, 2014 8:30 pm

First witness testifies in Imperial Gangsters trial

HAMMOND | A jury was selected, opening statements by both sides presented, and a witness for the prosecution testified Wednesday in federal court on the first day of trial for alleged Imperial Gangsters member Richard Reyes.

January 15, 2014 8:30 pm

Three more admit guilt in Imperial Gansters gang violence case

HAMMOND | Three more East Chicago street gang members pleaded guilty Friday for their roles in a violent wave of murder, drug sales and street violence.

January 10, 2014 7:30 pm

S'ville man gets 51 months in prison on child porn possession

HAMMOND | A federal judge has sentenced a Schererville man to 51 months in prison for possessing child pornography.

December 12, 2013 7:15 pm

Griffith man pleads guilty to pollution discharge in Hammond Sanitary District waters

HAMMOND | A Griffith man has pleaded guilty to discharging pollution through the Hammond Sanitary District's water treatment works without a permit, the U.S. attorney announced Friday.

December 06, 2013 8:00 pm

NWI duo sentenced in real estate fraud case

HAMMOND | Two region businessmen will each spend time in federal prison for their roles in a real estate fraud scheme that prosecutors say bilked hundreds of thousands of dollars from unsuspecting lenders and homebuyers.

November 22, 2013 6:45 pm

Local police agree to settle with family in fatal shooting case

HAMMOND | Lake County police have reached a settlement with the family of a Hobart man officers fatally shot in 2009 after responding to a distress call for a suicidal subject, federal court records show.

November 15, 2013 3:00 pm

Gary man pleads guilty in Hammond robbery

HAMMOND | A 24-year-old Gary man pleaded guilty Friday to the 2012 robbery of BMO Harris Bank in Hammond's Woodmar section, during which a police officer was shot.

August 30, 2013 1:16 pm

Former Chicago cop sentenced to 12 years in Latin Kings case

HAMMOND | Citing his cooperation in the federal probe of the Latin Kings, a former Chicago police officer will serve 12 years in prison for his role in committing armed robberies for the street gang in Northwest Indiana and Illinois.

May 23, 2013 5:45 pm
Silverstone Crossing, once called 'golden' development, at standstill

Silverstone Crossing, once called 'golden' development, at standstill

HOBART | Silverstone Crossing, a commercial property once called "golden" by city officials, remains at a standstill.

April 06, 2013 6:30 pm Photos


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