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HAMMOND | A Whiting man was sentenced to seven months of home detention Friday for his role in a fraudulent car loan scheme, the U.S. attorney's office reported.
HAMMOND | A Gary real estate agent was sentenced Friday to 10 months at the Federal Bureau of Prisons' Bradley Center in Michigan City and two years of supervised release, court records state.
CHICAGO | A Chicago real estate developer who was a key government witness in corruption cases is facing federal charges after authorities say he stole $370,000 from Riverdale.
Add Gary city Councilman Ronier Scott to the long list of disgraced Northwest Indiana politicians.
HAMMOND | The owner of a Crown Point graphic design business has pleaded guilty to federal charges of understating his income on tax returns and lying during bankruptcy proceedings.
Disgraced Hammond City Councilman Al Salinas resigned from office Monday, just a few hours after pleading guilty to taking more than $10,000 in kickbacks for steering city work to a contractor.
What has the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission done lately? Quite a lot but never enough. The commission is composed of seven member communities -- Crown Point, Dyer, East Chicago, Highland, Munster, Schererville and Whiting. We are a nice mix of urban and suburban, large and small. We welco…
HAMMOND | The sentencing for disgraced former Hammond megachurch Pastor Jack Schaap should proceed as scheduled later this month despite requested delays by federal prosecutors, Schaap's defense attorney argues.
MICHIGAN CITY | A physician with practices in Michigan City and Chicago has been indicted on federal charges of submitting more than $3 million in false medical claims to private insurers and the government.
CROWN POINT | Lake County GOP officials are calling for an investigation into whether a ring of identity thieves also may have dabbled in vote fraud.
So many public corruption indictments have been handed down against public officials in Lake County over the years that voters run the danger of expecting local government officials to be corrupt. That should prompt action by good, decent, honest officials to shore up the public's trust.
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.
CHICAGO | A Gary man faces a federal charge as part of a sweeping case against alleged members of two separate Chicago-area drug trafficking rings.
Yet another politician has been removed from office because of public corruption. Former Lake County Clerk Thomas Philpot was convicted on five counts of theft and fraud charges.
Friday's indictment of a school official has put government ethics in the spotlight once again.
Rumors are just that, unless you are dealing with politicians.
HAMMOND | A Lake Forest, Ill., man faces charges in Hammond federal court of transporting more than 100 stolen household appliances into Northwest Indiana, court records state.
The weight of the federal government is finally pressing down on violent street gangs in East Chicago. It's going to be a messy process, but the result will be worth it.
If your lawyer told you it was safe to fling yourself into the Grand Canyon, I doubt many of you would take the advice.
When I heard last Thursday's public corruption indictments were coming down, I tried to figure which two separate incidents they might be.
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