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Tax Evasion

EDITORIAL: Convicted councilman should now resign

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.

April 01, 2014 12:00 am

DOUG ROSS: Money talks, same-sex marriage talks, GOP balks

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.

January 17, 2014 12:00 am

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

Judge asked to show leniency toward Krusas

GARY | A wave of letters supporting indicted former Gary Councilwoman Marilyn Krusas was filed Tuesday, including one from Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson.

December 31, 2013 8:30 pm
Ronier Scott's plea agreement

Ronier Scott's plea agreement

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.

December 12, 2013 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
Gary councilman charged with failing to file tax returns

Gary councilman charged with failing to file tax returns

HAMMOND | The second Gary City Council member in as many years is accused by prosecutors of violating federal tax laws.

December 09, 2013 1:45 pm Photos

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Judge: William Beavers must report to prison

CHICAGO | A judge has denied a former Cook County commissioner's request to remain free while his lawyers appeal his tax-evasion conviction.

November 26, 2013 2:07 pm

Former Gary councilwoman's sentencing pushed back

HAMMOND | A federal judge has agreed for a second time to delay the sentencing in a tax evasion case involving a former Gary councilwoman.

October 25, 2013 5:00 am Related

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Prosecutors seeking prison time for former Gary councilwoman

HAMMOND | Prosecutors are asking a federal judge to sentence a former Gary councilwoman to 12 to 18 months in prison.

October 15, 2013 6:36 pm
Former Cook commisioner gets 6 months in prison

Former Cook commisioner gets 6 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.

September 25, 2013 3:32 pm

Ex-Gary councilwoman faces tax cheat sentence in August

HAMMOND | The sentencing hearing for former Gary Councilwoman Marilyn Krusas has been rescheduled for Aug. 21, federal court records show.

May 14, 2013 12:05 am Related

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Gary official pleads guilty to tax evasion

Gary official pleads guilty to tax evasion

Gary Councilwoman Marilyn Krusas agreed Monday to plead guilty to tax evasion, federal court records show.

April 01, 2013 10:30 am Related

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Illinois couple pleads guilty to drug, tax charges

HAMMOND | The owner of three local weight loss clinics admitted Tuesday to illegally dispensing drugs to his patients, Hammond federal court records show.

December 18, 2012 6:24 pm
Government: Inefficiency, corruption plague NWI government

Government: Inefficiency, corruption plague NWI government

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.

October 09, 2012 11:00 am

Indicted elected officials face uncertain futures

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.

October 05, 2012 6:15 pm Photos

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NWI feds nab 6 in separate public corruption cases

NWI feds nab 6 in separate public corruption cases

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.

October 04, 2012 12:25 pm Photos

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Region woman agrees to plead guilty to tax evasion, mail fraud

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.

June 29, 2012 7:34 pm

Ex-councilman convicted of vote fraud, tax evasion, IL

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.

September 24, 2010 8:16 am

Ex-dump owner with Blagojevich link faces charges

CHICAGO | A former owner of a Joliet landfill at the center of a bitter, highly public family feud between then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his father-in-law has been charged with federal tax evasion.

August 31, 2010 12:00 am
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