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Proposed ordiance would put teeth in blighted buildings enforcement

MERRILLVILLE | Town officials are pursuing better results from Merrillville’s unsafe and blighted properties hearings by compelling the owners of troubled properties to attend hearings.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
Former M'ville employee gets 2.5 years for stealing money

Former M'ville employee gets 2.5 years for stealing money

HAMMOND | A former Merrillville town court clerk accused of misappropriating bond money was sentenced in federal court to 2.5 years in prison, according to court records. 

February 24, 2014 8:17 pm
Merrillville is a great place to shop, eat, visit, live

Merrillville is a great place to shop, eat, visit, live

In the early 1970s, a rumor was going around that Gary wanted to annex part of unincorporated Merrillville. The citizens wanted to remain a small town, so they called all of the homeowner associations and businesses to meet at Harrison Junior High School. At the meeting they came to a consen…

July 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Former Merrillville Town Court clerk pleads guilty in federal court

Former Merrillville Town Court clerk pleads guilty in federal court

HAMMOND | A former Merrillville Town Court clerk pleaded guilty Wednesday in Hammond federal court, admitting to stealing bond money paid to the town court and filing a false tax return in 2009.

October 10, 2012 1:40 pm

Embezzlement case involving Lake prosecutor's niece now in feds' hands

Embezzlement allegations involving Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter's niece now will be handled by the federal government.

May 14, 2012 9:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Many lessons from town court scandal

The Merrillville Town Court scandal has many facets, but today's discussion involves just a few of the lessons to be learned.

October 09, 2011 12:00 am
Indiana attorney general sues former M'Ville Town Court clerk

Indiana attorney general sues former M'Ville Town Court clerk

CROWN POINT | Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is suing former Merrillville Town Court employee Virlissa Crenshaw for the return of $310,325 in missing traffic ticket revenues.

October 04, 2011 10:50 am Related

Court theft suspect tied to Carter

The former Merrillville Town Court employee who was fired months ago for allegedly stealing more than $300,000 in bond payments has business ties to Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter, records show.

September 28, 2011 9:15 pm
Audit says $310,325 missing from Merrillville Town Court

Audit says $310,325 missing from Merrillville Town Court

INDIANAPOLIS | A former Merrillville Town Court employee is accused of diverting $310,325 in traffic ticket, ordinance violation and misdemeanor bond payments.

September 27, 2011 12:30 pm Related
PDF: Audit of Merrillville Town Court

PDF: Audit of Merrillville Town Court

The State Board of Accounts found $310,325 in bond payments made after-hours at the Merrillville Police Department was not deposited with the Merrillville Town Court.

September 27, 2011 11:59 am
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