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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Former Lake County Coroner and Clerk Thomas Philpot sentenced to 18 months for public corruption"

Bill Dolan of the NWI Times has the story this afternoon. The story begins:

HAMMOND | Senior U.S. District Court Judge James T. Moody sentenced former Lake County Clerk Thomas Philpot to 18 months in prison for pocketing more than $24,000 from child support incentive funds he controlled while in public office.

Philpot, who also served as Lake County coroner, was ordered to surrender to a federal correctional institution in Pekin, Ill., on April 3. Federal defendants usually serve at least 85 percent of there sentence, which means Philpot likely will spend at least 15 months in prison.

Philpot served 10 years as Lake County coroner and six years as county clerk between 1992 and 2012.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 21, 2013 02:08 PM
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