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AG turns over $331k to East Chicago in RICO case

Racketeering litigation that began in 2004 against former East Chicago Mayor Robert Pastrick ended Thursday as Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller turned over more than $331,000 the state collected from Pastrick and co-defendants to the city.

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In his honor…

A ceremony May 11 marked the official renaming and dedication of the Lake Superior court building in East Chicago in honor of recently retired Lake Circuit Judge Lorenzo Arredondo.

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AG wants trustee for casino revenue

Two days of court mediation are scheduled in mid-April for the long-running litigation concerning East Chicago casino revenue and economic development agreements, but the Indiana attorney general wants the city council to consider setting up a trusteeship for the millions of dollars generated through those agreements.

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Second Century suit can proceed

A Marion Superior judge has lifted a stay on the litigation involving East Chicago’s accounting and use of casino revenue, allowing the state to proceed with discovery and ask the court to require a for-profit organization to turn over documents relating to millions in casino revenue.

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East Chicago casino case still alive

A years-long court battle over millions of dollars in East Chicago casino revenue remains alive after a Marion County judge
vacated an earlier dismissal of the civil suit and blocked the release of $8 million in disputed funds that had been part
of a settlement.

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