Friday, May 17, 2013

Federal Prosecutor In Northern Indiana To Announce Several New Public Corruption Matters Today

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Northern Indiana has always been more aggressive in prosecuting public corruption cases than its counterpart in the southern district. A press conference has been called this afternoon in Hammond to announce several new public corruption matters according to the Northwest Indiana Times, which is providing live coverage of the announcement at 2:00 p.m. Federal authorities in the northern district have prosecuted more than 60 people in public corruption probes since 1985.

UPDATE: Long-time Lake Co. Survey George Van Til (D) has been indicted for using county employees in his office and county equipment for political purposes. U.S. Attorney David Capp says a tip from a private citizen alerted federal investigators of Van Til's alleged wrongdoing. Capps alleges that Van Til even paid a county employee to swap out a hard drive on one of the computers in the office so evidence of political work performed on it couldn't be found by federal investigators.

1 comment:

CircleCityScribe said...

...and here in the Southern District of Indiana, Monroe Gray sleeps soundly at night. I believe he knows that Joe Hogsett (D) will never present evidence to a grand jury of Ghost Employment, or Federal No-Bid Contract violations by Mid-Regions Concrete at the Airport....or any Federal Violations of Spending on a fire employee who performed no duties except (D) patronage. Wasn't that published in the local newspaper with supporting documentation????