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Plea Agreement

Judge rejects plea deal for reputed gang member

HAMMOND | A federal judge said Tuesday he was rejecting a plea deal for a reputed member of the Imperial Gangsters street gang because of concerns the man wasn't facing the prison sentence for which he bargained.

October 14, 2014 6:30 pm

Local man expected to enter plea in Medicaid, Medicare kickback scheme

HAMMOND | The owner of medical imaging businesses in Northwest Indiana entered into a plea agreement Wednesday regarding a kickback scheme in which he allegedly paid two doctors to refer their Medicare and Medicaid patients to his businesses.

July 25, 2014 7:23 pm

East Chicago businessman strikes deal on tax charges

HAMMOND | The owner of an East Chicago graphic design business has entered into a plea agreement in connection with a federal charge of making a false statement under oath on a tax return.

July 22, 2014 12:05 am

Former school employee charged with theft

HAMMOND | A former food service manager at Valparaiso High School has entered into a plea agreement on a federal charge of theft.

July 21, 2014 7:15 pm

Hanover School Corp. employee charged with theft in federal indictment

HAMMOND | A former extracurricular treasurer with the Hanover Community School Corp. has entered into a plea agreement on a federal charge of theft.

July 21, 2014 6:30 pm

Lake Station tax preparer admits fraud, identity theft

HAMMOND | A Lake Station man pleaded guilty Monday to charges involving a 2010 tax fraud scheme in which he inflated customers' income amounts for filing purposes and improperly kept some of their refund money without their knowledge.

May 20, 2014 12:05 am

Man admits being shooter in deadly East Chicago brawl

CROWN POINT | An East Chicago man on trial for the murder of a man beaten during a brawl between two groups pleaded guilty Tuesday to reckless homicide.

November 05, 2013 6:41 pm
Gary teen admits fatally shooting his dad

Gary teen admits fatally shooting his dad

CROWN POINT | A Gary teen pleaded guilty Thursday to reckless homicide in the shooting of his father in December.

September 26, 2013 7:00 pm

Chicago man pleads guilty in beating, robbery of C.P. man

CROWN POINT | A Chicago man on Friday admitted breaking into a Crown Point man's home to rob him of $8,000 owed to another defendant in the case.

September 06, 2013 8:30 pm
Gary man agrees to 30-year sentence in double shooting, attempted carjacking

Gary man agrees to 30-year sentence in double shooting, attempted carjacking

CROWN POINT | A Gary man pleaded guilty Tuesday to voluntary manslaughter in a fatal shooting and to criminal recklessness in a subsequent incident.

August 27, 2013 7:30 pm
Gary man agrees to 55-year sentence in separate crimes

Gary man agrees to 55-year sentence in separate crimes

CROWN POINT | A Gary man on Wednesday admitted to his roles in separate crimes in which a man was killed in a robbery and another was wounded by gunfire.

June 19, 2013 8:00 pm
Retired Dyer doctor pleads guilty to reckless homicide in mother's death

Retired Dyer doctor pleads guilty to reckless homicide in mother's death

CROWN POINT | A cancer-stricken retired doctor, 77, has pleaded guilty to reckless homicide in the fatal shooting of his bedridden mother.

June 10, 2013 6:30 pm
Man admits to manslaughter charge in fatal Gary shooting

Man admits to manslaughter charge in fatal Gary shooting

CROWN POINT | A Gary man pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Monday, avoiding a scheduled murder trial, according to the Lake County prosecutor's office.

December 03, 2012 5:16 pm

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

Illinois man, 37, enters into plea deal for heroin distribution

HAMMOND | A University Park, Ill., man entered into a plea agreement for conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin.

August 07, 2012 12:00 am

Gary man, 18, enters plea deal in convenience store robbery

HAMMOND | An 18-year-old Gary man entered into a plea agreement Monday for robbing a Gary gas station and convenience store.

July 31, 2012 12:00 am

Gary woman pleads guilty to stealing $55K in Social Security benefits from kids

HAMMOND | A Gary woman accused of taking more than $50,000 in Social Security survivor benefits from children whose mother died plans to change her plea to guilty, according to court filings released Thursday.

July 26, 2012 2:15 pm

Ex-Chicago cop to plead guilty to racketeering in Latin King case

HAMMOND | A former Chicago police officer has joined the majority ranks of those who signed plea agreements in the widespread Latin Kings racketeering case, according to court filings released Thursday.

July 26, 2012 11:15 am

Three Latin Kings enter into plea agreements

HAMMOND | Three more Latin King gang members entered into plea agreements with the government, leaving just a handful of defendants remaining for trial.

July 25, 2012 6:30 pm
'Nose Doc' makes second run at pleading guilty

'Nose Doc' makes second run at pleading guilty

HAMMOND | Mark Weinberger, Merrillville's notorious "Nose Doc," took another shot at pleading guilty to federal health care fraud charges Friday — more than a year after a judge rejected a previous plea attempt.

July 20, 2012 8:45 pm
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