A suspended Greenwood lawyer accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from disabled and injured clients whose special-needs trusts he established and then allegedly used for his own purposes is in jail in Muncie, where he may remain until standing trial on criminal charges around the state. Kenneth “Shane” Service, 46, was booked into the Delaware County Jail on Thursday, according to jail records.
Despite multiple 7th Circuit decisions finding police at fault for injuring individuals by excessive handcuffing, a panel from the Chicago court has granted qualified immunity to two Indianapolis police officers in the death of a teenager because none of the previous cases specifically give arrestees the right to not be handcuffed after complaining about difficulty breathing.
Most Hoosier attorneys will never face a formal disciplinary complaint for misconduct. But in 2019, the bad behavior of a few lawyers resulted in professional sanctions or criminal charges. Here is a look back at some of the most egregious professional lowlights from the past year.
A man who orchestrated the heist of a big rig trailer filled with Fitbits lost his appeal Wednesday, but a panel of judges tossed one of the convictions entered against the thief after finding it didn’t jibe with the jury’s verdict.
Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler has been charged with a federal theft count, the seventh person tied to the city to be indicted for public corruption.
A law firm name attorney in a northern Indiana county seat community who is facing multiple felony fraud and theft charges has been suspended from the practice of law after he failed to sufficiently respond to four ethics investigations by the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission.
Dow AgroSciences LLC is crying foul, saying two former employees downloaded thousands of files of valuable and confidential information in the days leading up to their resignations, amounting to theft of company property and a violation of their non-disclosure and non-competition agreements.
The president of the Gary City Council faces charges alleging he kidnapped a 14-year-old boy he believed was involved in stealing his car. Ronald Brewer was charged Thursday with kidnapping, criminal confinement and intimidation.
A “well-organized machine” of thieves appears to be behind the theft of tons of apples and pumpkins from orchards and farms in northern Indiana and Michigan, according to authorities.
The suspended Greenwood lawyer accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from disabled and special-needs clients is again facing a warrant for his arrest, this time for failing to appear as ordered at a hearing in one of the multiple felony theft cases he faces.
Police in northwestern Indiana have arrested the Gary City Council president on allegations he fired a gun at two teenagers he suspected of stealing his car and taking one of them back to Gary.
An Indianapolis attorney who in the past three years was charged with indecency, public nudity and theft has resigned from the Indiana bar.
The Indiana Court of Appeals on Friday asked the Indiana General Assembly for guidance as it sharply divided over whether minor felonies reduced to misdemeanor convictions should trigger new five-year waiting periods for people seeking to expunge their criminal records. The majority ruled they should, a result the dissenting judge called “unjust and ill-advised.”
A northwestern Indiana scrap-metal dealer convicted of razing a historic railroad bridge and selling the metal has been sentenced to two years in prison.
A former Indianapolis Bond Bank employee has been sentenced to 545 days in prison after pleading guilty to two felony counts of theft and agreeing to pay $340,791 in restitution to the bank, the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office announced Wednesday.
A woman whose medical records were improperly accessed and posted on Facebook was unable to get a remedy when the Indiana Court of Appeal found Franciscan Alliance Inc. was neither liable nor negligent for the actions its employee.
Authorities say they’ve arrested suspects after 33 handguns and rifles were stolen from a central Indiana gun shop in a matter of minutes.