Ex-sheriff's officer pleads guilty to wire fraud after taking more than $180k from police organization

A former Porter County sheriff’s officer pleaded guilty Thursday to embezzling more than $180,000 from a police organization.
“So, how’d you do this?” Judge Philip Simon asked.
Lawrence LaFlower, 42, of Valparaiso, told the federal judge that he took the money from a Fraternal Order of Police account...

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