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.
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.
CROWN POINT | After a year and a half of forced leave, two Lake County police officers are taking steps toward returning to active duty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read the federal indictments against Lake County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Joseph R. Kumstar and officers Edward O. Kabella and Ronald D. Slusser.
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.
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.
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.
How much political fallout comes from the federal investigation into six Lake County sheriff's police officers remains to be seen.
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.
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.
CROWN POINT | State auditors criticized Lake County officials for sloppy bookkeeping that resulted in overpaying a high-ranking county policeman and uncontrolled spending on emergency 911 call centers.
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