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EDITORIAL: IU study a reminder of corruption's cost

The revolving door between Northwest Indiana local government offices and the Hammond federal courthouse often makes our region the butt of public corruption jokes locally and abroad.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am

Former LaPorte County township official pleads not guilty to federal tax charges

HAMMOND | A former deputy trustee for LaPorte County's Michigan Township pleaded not guilty Friday to three counts of failure to file a federal tax return.

July 11, 2014 1:53 pm

Gary store owner pleads guilty to food stamp fraud

HAMMOND | The owner of a Gary grocery store pleaded guilty Friday to defrauding the federal food stamps program of about $60,000, court records state.

May 23, 2014 7:00 pm

Griffith man receives federal probation in pollution case

HAMMOND | A Griffith man was sentenced Friday to two years on probation for discharging pollution through the Hammond Sanitary District's water treatment works without a permit.

May 17, 2014 12:05 am
Gary man gets life in prison for child porn counts

Gary man gets life in prison for child porn counts

HAMMOND | A Gary man who admitted to production and possession of child pornography will spend the rest of his life in a federal prison under a sentence issued this week in Hammond federal court.

May 16, 2014 5:45 pm

Gary man sentenced in Hammond bank robbery, shooting of officer

HAMMOND | A federal judge sentenced a Gary man to more than 23 years in prison Friday following the suspect's 2013 guilty plea to an armed Hammond bank robbery.

February 21, 2014 6:45 pm

Gary man, 23, pleads guilty to felony heroin deal charge

HAMMOND | A Gary man pleaded guilty Friday to selling heroin to an undercover informant in Lake County, court records show.

February 07, 2014 5:54 pm

Gary man among seven charged in cellphone store robbery ring

CHICAGO | A Gary man is among seven defendants charged in a two-state robbery ring of cellular phone stores, including an April heist at a LaPorte business, federal prosecutors said Friday.

February 07, 2014 5:01 pm

Illinois man sentenced in appliance theft case

HAMMOND | An Illinois man will have 18 months in federal prison to think about his financial betrayal of region business owners who had tried to help him, a judge concluded Friday.

January 10, 2014 3:52 pm

NWI duo sentenced in real estate fraud case

HAMMOND | Two region businessmen will each spend time in federal prison for their roles in a real estate fraud scheme that prosecutors say bilked hundreds of thousands of dollars from unsuspecting lenders and homebuyers.

November 22, 2013 6:45 pm

Former cop gets 40 years in drug, weapons case

HAMMOND | A former downstate police officer was sentenced Friday to 40 years in federal prison for his role in a region drug dealing and weapons conspiracy, prosecutors announced.

November 22, 2013 6:10 pm

Gang member: 'Learn from me, or you will end up dead or in jail'

HAMMOND | A ranking member of a region street gang offered a cautionary tale to other would-be gang members Thursday ahead of his afternoon federal sentencing hearing.

November 07, 2013 2:05 pm

Former E.C. library director formally pleads guilty to filing a false tax return

EAST CHICAGO | Former East Chicago Public Library Director Manny Montalvo pleaded guilty in Hammond federal court Thursday to one count of filing a false tax return.

August 22, 2013 6:45 pm

Lawsuit claims sex discrimination in grocery store hiring

A federal lawsuit alleges an Ultra Foods grocery store in Merrillville refused to hire women for night shift stocking jobs.

July 23, 2013 2:30 pm

Former Morton teacher pleads guilty in child porn case

HAMMOND | A former Morton High School teacher faces sentencing later this year after admitting to two counts of receiving child pornography.

June 21, 2013 7:45 pm

Mexican citizen to plead guilty to methamphetamine charge

HAMMOND | A Mexican citizen has agreed to plead guilty to a methamphetamine dealing charge that originated with a Merrillville traffic stop, federal court records show.

March 19, 2013 7:30 pm

Former medical resident pleads guilty to illegally issuing perscriptions

HAMMOND | A former medical resident of a Northwest Indiana hospital has agreed to plead guilty to illegally prescribing narcotic painkillers, court records show.

March 19, 2013 7:30 pm

Former Merrillville attorney sentenced in perjury case

CHICAGO | Former Merrillville attorney Fred Cuppy will spend a year and a day in federal prison following a perjury conviction involving a scheme to hide the wealth of a hospital official.

March 14, 2013 5:31 pm

EDITORIAL: Justice is served, once more, in Lake County

When U.S. District Court Judge James T. Moody sentenced former Lake County Clerk Tom Philpot on Thursday, it was good news for ethics in government. 

February 22, 2013 12:00 am

Region heroin case defendant is handed six years in prison

HAMMOND | A region man convicted in a Chicago-to-Northwest Indiana heroin dealing ring has been sentenced to six years in federal prison.

February 11, 2013 3:37 pm
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