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Miranda Brakley Was Sentenced to 2 Years Probation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana

HAMMOND – United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, David A. Capp, announced that Miranda Brakley, 36, of Lake Station, Indiana was sentenced in Hammond Federal Court for one count theft of government funds. 

Brakley was sentenced to 2 years probation which includes a 6 month term of home detention.  Brakley was also ordered to make restitution to the City of Lake Station in the amount of $664.00.

According to documents filed in the case, while employed by the court, Brakley embezzled approximately $16,000 from the Lake Station City Court. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service –Criminal Investigation Division, and resulted from an audit conducted by the Indiana State Board of Accounts. This case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Philip C. Benson. 

Updated July 8, 2016

Public Corruption