Thursday, March 27, 2014
Calumet Township Trustee's Office In Lake County Raided By FBI
Well, the FBI is raiding government offices everywhere else but here in Indianapolis it seems where wholesale fraud of taxpayers is occurring on a daily basis. Today, FBI agents descended on the Calumet Township Trustee's Office in Lake County. A search warrant was served on Trustee Mary Elgin (D) in Gary as part of a joint effort by the FBI, the IRS and Indiana State Police. Spending by Elgin's office has been under a microscope for some time according to the Northwest Indiana Times. Calumet Township's tax rate is 22.6 times the state average. A Times investigation found that her office spends almost as much on employee salaries and administrative expenses as it does on assistance for the poor.