Crooked Politics in Northwest Indiana

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Defined by a tangled web of deception for more than a century, Northwest Indiana's political culture involved secret handshakes, tapped phone calls, backroom deals and murder. Found submerged in his car with a rock on the gas pedal, city official Babe Lopez's execution-style murder rocked East Chicago. Shot and killed at a political fundraiser, power broker Jay Given's murder occurred while four hundred guests mingled in a neighboring room. Former Lake Station mayor Keith Soderquist stole thousands of dollars from his reelection campaign and the city's food pantry account to gamble at local casinos. Author Jerry Davich explores the hidden political scandals and highly publicized court cases of public servants once sworn to serve and protect.
ISBN: 9781467136426
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Indiana
Series: True Crime
Images: 62
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Raised in Lake County, Indiana, Jerry Davich has lived through many public corruption trials for disgraced public office holders. He has worked in Northwest Indiana's media industry since 1995 as a newspaper reporter, columnist, radio talk show host, moderator and public speaker and is currently with the Post-Tribune and Chicago Tribune Media. Jerry has earned more than forty-five state and national awards from journalism organizations for his work, including many columns on public corruption.
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