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Lake Station mayor's corruption trial to start Monday

Lake Station mayor's corruption trial to start Monday

Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist will join a long list of Lake County politicians Monday as he goes on trial on public corruption charges. The trial will start with jury selection after Soderquist and his wife, Deborah Soderquist, were charged in April 2014 in the U.S. District Court in Hammond with using money from his campaign's re-election committee and the Lake Station Food Pantry to fund dozens of trips to a casino. Federal attorneys have charged them both with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, seven counts of wire fraud and three counts of lying on their income tax returns. Both have pled not guilty in the case. According to court records, the trial is...

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