HAMMOND | George Van Til provided the ultimate letter of resignation from his elected county office Thursday, formally pleading guilty in Hammond federal court to felony crimes against taxpayers.
It was about 2000 when the elite side of the public sector waged the greatest fight I’ve ever seen.
When U.S. District Court Judge James T. Moody sentenced former Lake County Clerk Tom Philpot on Thursday, it was good news for ethics in government.
So Tom Philpot is going to prison. I can hear rejoicing and see heads shaking as Philpot becomes political history in Lake County.
HAMMOND | A federal judge tossed out most of a wrongful arrest lawsuit Monday that an East Chicago man filed last year against the town of Griffith and its police officers.
HAMMOND | A U.S. District Court jury began deliberations shortly before noon Friday in the fraud and theft trial of former Lake County Clerk Thomas Philpot.
A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld former East Chicago Mayor George Pabey's convictions and five-year prison term for conspiracy and embezzlement of public funds.
I'm here from the federal government, and I'm here to help you.
HAMMOND | For the second time this month, former East Chicago Mayor George Pabey is asking not to report to prison in a week.
HAMMOND | Former East Chicago Mayor George Pabey must report to prison in about two weeks, a federal judge ordered Friday. Senior Judge James Moody denied Pabey's request to stay out of prison while he appeals his conviction and five-year sentence for conspiring to steal from his city.
HAMMOND| This morning East Chicago's most recent former mayor joined the ranks of about a dozen other city politicians convicted and sentenced of federal crimes. A federal judge sentenced 61-year-old George Pabey to five years in prison and ordered the former chief of police to pay a $60,000 fine.
If I were former East Chicago Mayor George Pabey, I would wish I wasn't.
HAMMOND | Taking a wide, frustrated swing at public corruption, a federal judge on Friday sentenced former East Chicago engineering supervisor Jose Camacho to 30 months in prison.
HAMMOND | Former Clark Middle/High School band teacher James Ciammetti was sentenced Monday to 30 years in federal prison for taking part in a sexual relationship with an adolescent female student.
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