United States District Court
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HAMMOND | A Gary man pleaded guilty Friday to selling heroin to an undercover informant in Lake County, court records show.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A federal lawsuit alleges an Ultra Foods grocery store in Merrillville refused to hire women for night shift stocking jobs.
HAMMOND | A former Morton High School teacher faces sentencing later this year after admitting to two counts of receiving child pornography.
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.
HAMMOND | A former medical resident of a Northwest Indiana hospital has agreed to plead guilty to illegally prescribing narcotic painkillers, court records show.
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.
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.
HAMMOND | A region man convicted in a Chicago-to-Northwest Indiana heroin dealing ring has been sentenced to six years in federal prison.
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