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HAMMOND | Federal prosecutors announced that new information will be made available Thursday regarding their ongoing probe into public corruption in Northwest Indiana.
Federal Judge James Zagel speaks Thursday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill. Zagel, who sentenced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to 14 years in prison, said he doesn't believe the public has entirely lost faith in government.
HAMMOND | The last of the three indicted former Lake County Sheriff's Department officers changed his plea to guilty in Hammond federal court Friday.
HAMMOND | Lake County Coroner Thomas Philpot entered a not guilty plea to federal corruption charges Wednesday morning.
HAMMOND | Two of three indicted Lake County sheriff's officers changed their pleas to guilty Tuesday in Hammond federal court, acknowledging they could face maximum sentences ranging from 11 to 33 years in prison.
HAMMOND | A federal judge assigned to the public corruption case of the three Lake County sheriff officers has recused himself from one of the cases, according to filings made Monday.
Lake County Coroner Thomas Philpot's public corruption case will go to trial because he did not intentionally take money that was not his, his attorney said Monday.
Times reporter Sarah Tompkins brings you to the latest from the federal courthouse where U.S. Attorney David Capp announced that Lake Couny Coroner Thomas Philpot and Lake County Sheriff's officers Joseph Kumstar, Edward Kabella and Ronald Slusser have been indicted in separate incidents.
The U.S. attorney's office announced several indictments Thursday afternoon, charging the Lake County coroner and three Lake County sheriff's officers with public corruption-related crimes.
HAMMOND | The U.S. attorney's office intends to make an announcement this afternoon relating to its investigation into public corruption, a news release states.
HAMMOND | The federal sentencing hearings for the former mayor of East Chicago and a former city employee have been scheduled for the spring, during which the pair could face time behind bars.
HAMMOND | Supporters and opponents of East Chicago Mayor George Pabey filled the normally hushed federal courthouse Monday morning with raucous deliberations on the first day of his trial.
HAMMOND | Defense attorney Scott King, representing East Chicago Mayor George Pabey in his federal public corruption trial, said evidence of his client's innocence was not submitted for the grand jury to evaluate.
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