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Former S'ville judge not returning to courtroom anytime soon

Former S'ville judge not returning to courtroom anytime soon

INDIANAPOLIS | Former Schererville Town Judge Deborah Riga, who served 13 months in federal prison for public corruption, will have to wait at least five more years before she can apply to work again as an attorney.

April 08, 2014 8:30 pm Related

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

Illinois businessman expected to plead guilty in car scheme

HAMMOND | A man accused of being involved in a scheme to fraudulently obtain and resell cars pleaded guilty Wednesday, according to court records.  

January 30, 2014 7:45 pm

9 accused of staging crashes to collect insurance money

HAMMOND | Nine people were indicted Thursday on charges of staging car crashes in Northwest Indiana and Illinois to profit from insurance payouts.

December 19, 2013 6:45 pm

As trial nears, attorneys argue about importance of restaurant's history

HAMMOND | The owners of the Paragon Restaurant are asking a judge to allow information about the previous owners in response to a motion filed in federal court.

November 04, 2013 8:30 pm

Prosecutors seek narrow arguments in Paragon case

HAMMOND | Prosecutors filed a motion this week asking a federal judge to not allow certain arguments in the case against the owners of a Schererville restaurant accused of housing workers who weren't in the country legally.

October 30, 2013 8:30 pm

Whiting businessman is linked to federal mail fraud inquiry

HAMMOND | Three people were charged in federal court with mail fraud and are accused of illegally obtaining vehicles that were later resold, according to court documents.

April 29, 2013 7:30 pm

Judge: Philpot will not be released pending the outcome of his appeal

HAMMOND | A federal judge on Tuesday denied former Lake County Coroner Tom Philpot's request to be released on bond pending appeal of his criminal convictions, federal court records show.

March 26, 2013 6:00 pm
County-hired lawyer grilled about advice given to Philpot

County-hired lawyer grilled about advice given to Philpot

HAMMOND | An attorney hired to advise the clerk's office during Lake County Coroner Thomas Philpot's term testified for about three hours Thursday during Philpot's theft and fraud trial.

August 23, 2012 6:30 pm Photos




Former E.C. cop accepts plea deal in federal wire fraud case

HAMMOND | A former East Chicago police officer is facing up to 20 years in prison after signing a plea agreement in federal court Monday admitting he committed mail fraud, court documents state.

August 13, 2012 9:30 pm

Region woman agrees to plead guilty to tax evasion, mail fraud

HAMMOND | A region woman accused of embezzling $1.38 million from a Merrillville business has agreed to plead guilty to tax evasion and mail fraud, federal court records show.

June 29, 2012 7:34 pm

Philpot hires additional attorney in upcoming federal fraud case

HAMMOND | Lake County Coroner Thomas Philpot has hired an additional attorney to represent him in his federal fraud case, court records show.

June 05, 2012 4:30 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

Prosecutors seek delay in fraud case against Philpot

HAMMOND | Nearly two months after indicted Lake County Coroner Thomas Philpot was granted a delay in his federal mail fraud and theft trial, prosecutors are now asking for a continuance of their own.

December 30, 2011 6:30 pm
FBI seeks weight-loss doctor in Medicaid fraud investigation

FBI seeks weight-loss doctor in Medicaid fraud investigation

CHICAGO | The FBI has launched a nationwide manhunt for Dr. Gautam Gupta, a popular region weight-loss doctor charged with health care fraud.

June 17, 2011 9:13 pm
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