Editor's note: FEDs; Don't forget about the crooked judges and lawyers in the Probate Court of Cook County. You have all the evidence you require...court records, bank records and lots of willing witnesses and victims. Lucius Verenus, Schoolmaster, ProbateSharks.com
Northwest Indiana mayor, wife and step-daughter indicted
Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist and his wife Deborah Soderquist, his administrative assistant, are accused of taking money from the mayor’s campaign finance account and the city's food pantry account and spending it at casinos in Indiana and Michigan.
The couple also failed to file accurate tax returns between 2010 and 2012, according to the charges.
The Soderquists and Brakley are expected to surrender to authorities at the Hammond federal courthouse Thursday morning.
Attorney Scott King, who is representing Soderquists, told the Times of Northwest Indiana that both will enter not guilty pleas. "They have been cooperating for more than a year," King told the newspaper.
According to the indictments, the Soderquist lost more than $100,000 at casinos between the spring of 2010 and December of 2012. During that time, the couple improperly took $18,500 from the election campaign's account as well as an undisclosed amount from the food pantry account, according to the indictment.
Soderquist was elected as Lake Station mayor in 2008 and was re-elected in 2012.
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