(TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA) LAKE STATION | An 11-count federal indictment filed Wednesday alleges Mayor Keith Soderquist and his wife, Deborah Soderquist, improperly used money from the city’s food pantry and his re-election campaign at local casinos.

A second federal indictment filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court alleges the couple knew the mayor’s stepdaughter, Miranda Brakley, 33, pocketed at least $5,000 from the Lake Station City Court and helped her prevent apprehension.

Wednesday’s indictments come after the fall 2013 execution of search warrants at Lake Station City Hall. The city’s clerk-treasurer previously said she had received 10 subpoenas asking for records and information about Brakley’s employment with the city.

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