CHICAGO | Federal prosecutors seeking in an appeal to put the billionaire Beanie Babies creator in prison for hiding millions in Swiss bank accounts told judges Wednesday that the toy maker's sentence of probation threatens to erode the judicial system's ability to deter other tax evaders.
Gary City Councilman Ronier Scott is scheduled to be sentenced this morning for failing to file his taxes. It's yet another grim moment for Lake County politics.
A potpourri can be either a medley of miscellaneous items or a mixture of flower petals and so forth used to make things smell better. Considering the topics for this column, maybe it's both.
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.
GARY | A wave of letters supporting indicted former Gary Councilwoman Marilyn Krusas was filed Tuesday, including one from Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson.
This is the text of the plea agreement signed by Gary City Councilman Ronier Scott. Scott is charged with failing to file federal income tax returns for 2008 and 2009.
Add Gary city Councilman Ronier Scott to the long list of disgraced Northwest Indiana politicians.
HAMMOND | The second Gary City Council member in as many years is accused by prosecutors of violating federal tax laws.
CHICAGO | A judge has denied a former Cook County commissioner's request to remain free while his lawyers appeal his tax-evasion conviction.
HAMMOND | A federal judge has agreed for a second time to delay the sentencing in a tax evasion case involving a former Gary councilwoman.
HAMMOND | Prosecutors are asking a federal judge to sentence a former Gary councilwoman to 12 to 18 months in prison.
Former Cook County Commissioner William Beavers speaks at a news conference after being sentenced Wednesday in a Chicago federal courtroom. Beavers, 78, was sentenced to six months in prison for tax evasion. His district included parts of the south suburbs.
HAMMOND | The sentencing hearing for former Gary Councilwoman Marilyn Krusas has been rescheduled for Aug. 21, federal court records show.
Gary Councilwoman Marilyn Krusas agreed Monday to plead guilty to tax evasion, federal court records show.
HAMMOND | The owner of three local weight loss clinics admitted Tuesday to illegally dispensing drugs to his patients, Hammond federal court records show.
Sparse evidence of government reform, inefficient use of dwindling resources and a pall of public corruption continue to inhibit Northwest Indiana local government in 2012, according to a new regional report.
An East Chicago public official faces a police internal affairs investigation, and council members from Hammond and Gary face possible removal from office in the wake of federal indictments announced this week.
HAMMOND | If Indiana's U.S. attorneys lag behind their nationwide colleagues in generating public corruption cases, as recently published federal statistics show, it wasn't apparent Thursday.
HAMMOND | A region woman accused of embezzling $1.38 million from a Merrillville business has agreed to plead guilty to tax evasion and mail fraud, federal court records show.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A former East St. Louis councilman previously convicted of vote fraud has been found guilty of federal election fraud and tax evasion.
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