Former Gary councilwoman Krusas asks for probation or home confinement

Former Gary City Councilwoman Marilyn Krusas is asking a federal judge to sentence her to probation or home confinement, versus prison time, for her conviction of tax evasion. Her attorney, Scott King, filed a sentencing memorandum Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Hammond that claims Krusas has suffered from depression since the 1960s, which...
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Restaurant’s former owners don’t have to testify, judge rules

Two former officials with a Schererville restaurant will not have to testify in the criminal trial against the business’s current owner after a federal judge ruled Friday that they were protected by their right not to incriminate themselves. Attorney Scott King had subpoenaed Chris Gerodemos and Stavros Strogilos to testify in the trial of King’s...
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As Trial nears, Attorney’s argue about importance of Restaurant’s History

HAMMOND | The owners of the Paragon Restaurant are asking a judge to allow information about the previous owners in response to a motion filed in federal court. Prosecutors filed a motion last week asking a judge to not allow information about the restaurant’s previous owners who allegedly also hired and housed workers who were...
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Attorney Scott King files a Motion to obtain early discovery in federal court

An attorney for Lake County Surveyor George Van Til wants the federal government to turn over all witness statements connected to his criminal case now so that the long-time politician can weigh whether to pursue a plea agreement. Van Til’s attorney Scott King stresses in the motion, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court in...
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Jury acquits client, who was a former teacher and basketball coach, of child seduction

Hammond Teacher Not Guilty Jury acquits client, who was a former teacher and basketball coach, of child seduction. CROWN POINT | A former Morton High School boys varsity basketball coach and teacher was acquitted Thursday of child seduction charges after about three hours of deliberation by jurors. Benjamin Chinn, 27, then of Merrillville, was charged...
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After approximately two hours of deliberation, Attoney King’s client is found not guilty of murder

Jury acquits Gary woman of murder By Ruth Ann Krause Post-Tribune correspondent November 30, 2012 5:02PM Lake Superior Court jurors acquitted a Gary woman of murder in the shooting death of her longtime boyfriend in 2010. After about two hours of deliberations, jurors acquitted Darlene Stewart, 56, of the charge in the homicide of Jimmie...
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Porter County Murder Case Dismissed Against Attorney Scott King’s Client

Porter County Prosecutor dismissed murder charges against Attorney King’s client,Allen Warnes. VALPARAISO | A murder charge was dismissed Thursday against a Valparaiso man accused of killing his stepdaughter Feb. 21 in the family’s Courtney Street home. The Porter County prosecutor’s office said the move was taken because three individuals, who initially gave statements implicating Allen...
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