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U.S. attorney will announce heroin indictments Monday

MICHIGAN CITY | Hammond-based U.S. Attorney David Capp's office is scheduled to announce an indictment Monday in a heroin dealing conspiracy, the office reported Friday.

October 18, 2014 12:05 am

Last appeal complete in sweeping Latin Kings case

HAMMOND | A member of the Latin Kings street gang whose case was remanded by a federal appeals court for a sentencing correction likely won't serve any less time in prison.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am
Feds: Munster accountant stole from doctor to gamble at casinos

Feds: Munster accountant stole from doctor to gamble at casinos

HAMMOND | The owner of a Munster accounting firm was accused of stealing about $660,000 from a physician's account to gamble at local casinos.

September 26, 2014 1:00 pm Related

Lake Station mayor, wife, stepdaughter set for April trials

HAMMOND | A federal magistrate granted a request Tuesday by Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist, his wife and stepdaughter to delay their trials until April.

September 23, 2014 10:00 pm

Reputed gang member fights motion to keep jurors' identities secret

HAMMOND | Attorneys for a reputed Imperial Gangsters member facing the death penalty say there is insufficient evidence to support the government's request that jurors' identities be kept from their client.

September 18, 2014 4:47 pm

Two men indicted in Harvey police standoff

MARKHAM | Two men learned Wednesday they have been indicted on various criminal charges for a two-day standoff with police in Harvey.

September 17, 2014 4:19 pm

Public corruption suspect permitted to travel to Chicago for work

HAMMOND | A former Lake Station city court clerk indicted on public corruption charges has been granted permission to travel to Chicago for work, Hammond federal court records show.

May 02, 2014 1:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Three lessons from corruption charges

Yet another elected official in Northwest Indiana walked into the federal courthouse in Hammond wearing shackles Thursday. It is, sadly, a familiar story.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am

Two women face illegal prescription drug dealing charges

HAMMOND | Authorities arrested two women in Hammond on Friday on charges of illegally selling prescription narcotics, federal court records show.

February 21, 2014 6:45 pm

Area doctor pleads guilty to failing to pay employment taxes

WASHINGTON | An area physician has pleaded guilty to failing to collect and pay employment taxes to the federal government, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.

October 28, 2013 5:30 pm

Feds: Ex-state worker took $433,000 in kickbacks

CHICAGO | A onetime chief of staff to the former head of the Illinois Department of Public Health is accused of accepting $433,000 in kickbacks for steering about $13 million grant and contract money to purported philanthropic groups, according to an indictment released by prosecutors Thursday.

August 08, 2013 12:52 pm
Gang members indicted, arrested

Gang members indicted, arrested

Local and federal law enforcement officials announced several indictments and arrests of members of the Imperial Gangsters.

November 09, 2012 4:49 pm

Chicago woman admits to role in 2006 gang-related slaying

HAMMOND | A Chicago woman agreed to plead guilty to having knowledge of a gang-related murder but not telling authorities, federal court records show.

August 07, 2012 7:45 pm
Two more alleged Latin King members plead guilty to racketeering

Two more alleged Latin King members plead guilty to racketeering

David "Flaco" Lira

July 16, 2012 6:45 pm

Four indicted in alleged $9.1 million mortgage fraud scheme

CHICAGO| A Glenwood woman was one of four indicted in an alleged $9.1 million mortgage fraud scheme involving at least 42 properties, according to statement issued Monday by the U.S. attorney's office.

July 02, 2012 8:30 pm

Judge sets December trial date for William Beavers

CHICAGO | A trial date has been set for Cook County Commissioner William Beavers, who has been indicted on federal tax-evasion charges.

June 28, 2012 7:15 pm

Former E.C. cop accused of fraud

HAMMOND | A former East Chicago police officer is accused of falsely claiming he worked the same hours on the same days for different employers, federal court records show.

May 22, 2012 7:12 pm

59-year-old man indicted in robbery of Hammond bank

HAMMOND | A grand jury indicted a 59-year-old sex offender Wednesday in the armed robbery of a Hammond bank.

May 02, 2012 7:30 pm

15 indicted in fraud scheme that netted $8.7 million in 3 states

CHICAGO| A Sauk Village man and 14 co-defendants have been indicted on allegations they siphoned about $8.7 million from Indiana, Illinois and Minnesota unemployment insurance companies, according to a government news release.

April 18, 2012 1:36 pm

S'ville woman charged with embezzling $178,900 from C.P. title company

HAMMOND | A former accounting manager for a Crown Point title insurance company has been indicted for allegedly embezzling more than $170,000 from her former employer.

April 16, 2012 6:00 pm
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