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Plea Bargain

State lawmakers send more measures to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House and Senate met briefly Thursday to give final approval to another batch of legislation that now goes to Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto.

March 06, 2014 6:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Krusas shouldn't expect reduced sentence

Former Gary City Councilwoman Marilyn Krusas wants a shorter sentence than the year she was given for income tax evasion. That wouldn't be fair.

January 14, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Disgraced Gary councilman should step down

EDITORIAL: Disgraced Gary councilman should step down

Add Gary city Councilman Ronier Scott to the long list of disgraced Northwest Indiana politicians.

December 12, 2013 12:00 am Related
DOUG ROSS: What sentence would fit Van Til's crimes?

DOUG ROSS: What sentence would fit Van Til's crimes?

Watching the reactions to former Lake County Surveyor George Van Til's guilty plea has been interesting. The comments I've read and heard say a lot about people's outlook on life, not just their political views.

December 06, 2013 12:00 am Video
Van Til formally pleads guilty to public corruption

Van Til formally pleads guilty to public corruption

HAMMOND | George Van Til provided the ultimate letter of resignation from his elected county office Thursday, formally pleading guilty in Hammond federal court to felony crimes against taxpayers.

December 05, 2013 1:45 pm Photos

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Michigan City woman pleads guilty in phony car accidents case

HAMMOND | A Michigan City woman admits to her role in a scheme to stage phony car accidents in the region in order to collect insurance payouts, court records filed Friday show.

November 15, 2013 8:00 pm

M'ville man pleads guilty in $1.5M fraud scheme

HAMMOND | A Merrillville man pleaded guilty Monday to defrauding friends of $1.5 million in an investment scheme.

September 23, 2013 7:49 pm

Gary man pleads guilty in Hammond robbery

HAMMOND | A 24-year-old Gary man pleaded guilty Friday to the 2012 robbery of BMO Harris Bank in Hammond's Woodmar section, during which a police officer was shot.

August 30, 2013 1:16 pm
Couple given probation for bilking elderly woman

Couple given probation for bilking elderly woman

VALPARAISO | Porter County Superior Court Judge Mary Harper accepted a plea agreement Wednesday for a Michigan City couple who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from an elderly, blind Chesterton woman they were caring for.

July 17, 2013 5:44 pm Photos

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Tryon sentenced to 10 years in prison on molestation charge

Tryon sentenced to 10 years in prison on molestation charge

VALPARAISO | Porter Superior Court Judge William Alexa accepted a plea agreement from Tara Tryon on Friday morning before security officers handcuffed and led her off to prison.

July 12, 2013 12:19 pm
Attorneys try to reach plea deal for ex-Lynwood clerk

Attorneys try to reach plea deal for ex-Lynwood clerk

MARKHAM | Attorneys for former Lynwood village Clerk Roy Valle and the Cook County state’s attorney’s office continued to work Tuesday toward a plea agreement to resolve the charges Valle faces in a fatal 2011 crash.

June 25, 2013 6:40 pm Photos

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E.C. man sentenced for producing child pornography

HAMMOND | An East Chicago man has been sentenced to 17½ years in federal prison for producing child pornography.

March 08, 2013 8:45 pm
Man, 74, pleads guilty to lesser battery charge in child molestation case

Man, 74, pleads guilty to lesser battery charge in child molestation case

CROWN POINT | A man suspected of child molestation — who was twice released by Texas authorities before finally facing justice — pleaded guilty to a lesser battery charge Wednesday in Lake County court.

February 06, 2013 5:45 pm

Another defendant strikes plea agreement in East Chicago gang case

HAMMOND | Another defendant in an alleged East Chicago gang racketeering, drugs and murder ring has brokered an agreement with federal prosecutors to admit guilt in the case, court records filed Friday show.

October 19, 2012 1:13 pm
Weinberger seeks credit for time served

Weinberger seeks credit for time served

HAMMOND | Indicted former Merrillville sinus doctor Mark Weinberger is asking a federal judge to let him walk free following a sentencing hearing slated for later this week.

October 08, 2012 12:45 pm Photos

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Plea agreement in works over homeless man's killing

CROWN POINT | Attorneys are working on a possible plea bargain in the case of a Calumet Township man accused of killing, dismembering and burying a homeless man in a backyard.

August 03, 2012 12:00 am

Woman accused of stealing hundreds of pieces of mail agrees to plead guilty

HAMMOND | A woman accused of stealing hundreds of pieces of mail and running up charges on the credit of victims in LaPorte, Porter and other Indiana counties agreed Tuesday to plead guilty in federal court.

March 27, 2012 3:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Lake too lax on drunken driving

In Lake County, the numbers show, drunken driving offenses are not taken as seriously as they should.

October 11, 2011 12:00 am

Gary woman strikes plea deal in strip club killing

CROWN POINT | A Gary woman has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in connection with the robbery and murder of a Gary strip club owner.

December 18, 2010 12:00 am
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