SEC Announces Charges in Fraudulent Real Estate Investment Scheme

 The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that on April 28, 2017, it charged Carl Keith Battie with orchestrating a multiyear fraudulent real estate investment scam that victimized at least 70 investors. Read More

East Chicago Contractor Indicted on Counterfeit Charge

 05/01/2017 07:00 AM EDT
(Source: The Times) HAMMOND — A contractor hired in 2013 to improve Gary Housing Authority properties was indicted last week on charges alleging he provided counterfeit financial documents to secure the $347,950 contract.

Ashley D. Dunlap, 54, of East Chicago, faces two counts of counterfeiting securities of a private entity, according to U.S. District Court records.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in July 2013 approved funding for improvements at the Gary Housing Authority's Delaney Community and Dorie Miller Apartment complexes, according to the indictment. Read More