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Appeals court upholds Philpot conviction

CHICAGO | The U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld the theft conviction of former Lake County Clerk Thomas Philpot.

October 23, 2013 4:13 pm

Will Philpot's fate keep other pols on the straight and narrow?

CROWN POINT | An advocate for ethics training for local government employees said it will take more than the downfall of former Lake County Clerk Thomas Philpot to scare other potentially corrupt public officials straight.

February 23, 2013 12:00 am
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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Former Clark band teacher sentenced to 30 years

Former Clark band teacher sentenced to 30 years

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.

December 29, 2010 12:00 am
Freedom Fighter: View documents, timelines, video and more

Freedom Fighter: View documents, timelines, video and more

Jailed for murder 17 years ago, Willie T. Donald battles to prove his innocence. His hope is bolstered by a victim's change in testimony.

August 16, 2009 12:00 am
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