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EDITORIAL: We endorse Buncich, Bursac for sheriff

EDITORIAL: We endorse Buncich, Bursac for sheriff

Both Democrats and Republicans have decisions to make in the Lake County sheriff's race. Each party's nominee will be chosen May 6.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am Video
RICH JAMES: Kumstar machine-guns Ligon's reputation

RICH JAMES: Kumstar machine-guns Ligon's reputation

Some people will go to any length to get elected.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Prison still awaits two former Lake cops in gun scandal

HAMMOND | Two former Lake County police officers have long been disgraced, but not yet imprisoned for illicit firearms sales.

March 18, 2014 12:00 am

Two former Lake County lawmen face sentencing

HAMMOND | Two former Lake County police officers are scheduled to face a federal judge Thursday for sentencing on public corruption charges.

June 26, 2013 9:40 pm

Philly gun dealer pleads not guilty in alleged Lake County scheme

HAMMOND | A Philadelphia gun dealer pleaded not guilty Monday to a charge of conspiring with two former Lake County sheriff's cops in an alleged illegal gun sales scheme.

May 20, 2013 7:21 pm

Former Lake County sheriff's officer sentenced to 2 years for corruption

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.

January 23, 2013 5:00 pm

Lake County cops take steps toward return to active duty

CROWN POINT | After a year and a half of forced leave, two Lake County police officers are taking steps toward returning to active duty.

September 27, 2012 6:30 pm

Two Lake cops remain in state of arrested development

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.

July 07, 2012 6:45 pm
Two indicted sheriff's officers change to guility pleas in federal court

Two indicted sheriff's officers change to guility pleas in federal court

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.

September 27, 2011 7:30 pm Related
3 indicted officers face judge

3 indicted officers face judge

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.

September 23, 2011 6:00 pm Photos

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VIDEO: Lake County Coroner, Sheriff's officers indicted

VIDEO: Lake County Coroner, Sheriff's officers indicted

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.

September 23, 2011 3:54 am
MARK KIESLING: Indictments deliver one-two punch to local Dems

MARK KIESLING: Indictments deliver one-two punch to local Dems

With a pair of indictments handed out Thursday by the U.S attorney in Hammond, the federal government has dealt what could be a devastating one-two punch to the Democratic power structure in Lake County.

September 23, 2011 12:00 am Related

Lake County officials find public corruption indictment sad and untimely

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.

September 22, 2011 8:45 pm
Document: Federal indictments against Lake County Sheriff's officers

Document: Federal indictments against Lake County Sheriff's officers

Read the federal indictments against Lake County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Joseph R. Kumstar and officers Edward O. Kabella and Ronald D. Slusser.

September 22, 2011 3:08 pm

Cops under investigation oversaw maligned jail fund

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.

June 25, 2011 10:30 pm
Feds looking at machine gun sales by county cop?

Feds looking at machine gun sales by county cop?

CROWN POINT | A federal investigation into Lake County police may focus on improper Internet resale of machine gun and other restricted firearm components acquired under the department's name.

June 05, 2011 12:00 am Related
Kuyachich denies being inquiry target

Kuyachich denies being inquiry target

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.

June 02, 2011 7:00 pm
MARK KIESLING: County cop probe a lose-lose for Dominguez

MARK KIESLING: County cop probe a lose-lose for Dominguez

How much political fallout comes from the federal investigation into six Lake County sheriff's police officers remains to be seen.

June 01, 2011 12:00 am

No arrests reported yet for six Lake officers targeted by feds

CROWN POINT | The six Lake County sheriff's officers under federal investigation were not under arrest as of Wednesday, a source close to the investigation said.

May 25, 2011 7:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Stop 'whoopings,' learn from audits

Lake and Porter counties have something in common that neither should desire. Each was scolded in the latest round of audits by the State Board of Accounts for the way the public's money has been handled.

January 16, 2011 12:00 am Related
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