Lake County Prosecutor Bernie Carter Busy “Looking Into” Things

May 14, 2017-According to the One Region Times, Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter says he is “looking into” the allegations of sexual misconduct in the office of Lake County Recorder Mike Brown. If true, the allegations in a federal civil complaint filed by former employee Estrella Montalvo could form the basis of a litany of charges including ghost payrolling, fraud, and extortion. But Bernie Carter has so many things to “investigate”, it seems he may need additional staff. Perhaps he could hire a former federal prosecutor to assist him in his investigations.

On April 25 we wrote to Lake County Sheriff Public Information Officer Mark Back and requested a status update on an officer involved shooting that occurred on February 26, 2017. In that case which occurred at or near Hustle & Joe’s Bar and Grill, 25 year old Dvontai Wright of the 900 block of 35th Avenue in Griffith was pronounced dead at the scene. Back confirmed that the Sheriff’s Police concluded their investigation and handed the information over to Carter’s office:

“The LCSD investigators assigned to this case completed their report and sent it to the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office. At this point it is up to the prosecutor to release any/all information on the case.”

Just two weeks ago, the Times reported that charges against a Gary police detective were “under review.” In that case, George E. Dickerson Hammond Police allege that Gary detective George E. Dickerson was working security at Wal-Mart when he discovered that a self-checkout lane was dispensing the wrong change. Instead of reporting the error, Dickerson allegedly took advantage of the error multiple times and received $495.00 from the machine. One would think that the office of the Prosecuting Attorney would want to move swiftly on the case, either clearing the officer of any wrongdoing and thus removing any blemish from his record, or moving the case forward to prevent damage to future felony cases in which the officer may be called to testify. But alas, an employee was on vacation, and the case languished on a desk, and and and . . . there are still no charges listed in the online docket as of this date and there has been no statement clearing the officer.

On April 7, 2017, Carter said he was “investigating” whether Lake County Council Member Christine Cid skated on a drunken driving charge in East Chicago according to a report published in The Times. In that case, an East Chicago officer stopped Cid, towed her car, and transported her to the station on suspicion of drunk driving. No further information on how Carter’s investigation is progressing.

Finally, there is the case of Munster Town Councilman John Reed. Reed was arrested by Hammond Police July 19 after crashing into another vehicle. According to a police report, Reed slurred his speech, failed field sobriety tests and blew a .13 on a breathalyzer. That case is due in court yet again tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. after being continued 7 times since the original arraignment date of August 15, 2016.

Similarly, when RDA Board Member Randy Palmateer received a sweetheart deal in a second operating while intoxicated case, Carter said he was “reviewing” the procedures utilized by his office.

EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this story erroneously said allegations were made against Lake County Clerk Mike Brown. No allegations of impropriety have been made against Clerk Mike Brown and we apologize for the error.

Comments

  1. Rick Reply

    We ARE all so BUSY today!!!

    • susan janewski Reply

      Bernie Carter is the LAZIEST prosecutor in Indiana. I alway’s knew him to be LAZY.

  2. susan janewski Reply

    Indiana Prosecutor Bernie Carter thinks he’s gonna be president of the United States? NO CHANCE. He’s an idiot.

  3. Sandra Holland Reply

    Apparently Lake County Prosecutor Benard Carter is voted in & has been the Lake Country Prosecutor for way to long & need’s to be investigated & voted out our fired himself!!!!! He works for the lake country resident’s & hasn’t done a dam thing for them the whole time he has been on the job!!!! All while his children continue to break the law & get special treatment even though Benard Carter say’s they don’t!!!!!

    I know longer live in Lake County thank God!!!!! But i intend to do everything in my power to contact all politician’s above him & all voter’s to vote this lazy no good corrupt man out of his job!!!!!!!

    And if the new judge Mrs. McDermott really want’s to get rid of the back log which is all caused from lazy corrupt Benard Carter & his lazy judges that only have to for some dam reason make court order’s, but don’t have to enforce their own court order’s which rendor’s them POINTLESS TO MAKE IN THE 1ST PLACE!!!!!!!

    THE BIGGEST COURT ORDER’S NOT BEING INFORCED ARE CHILD SUPPORT COURT ORDER’S!!!!!!!! WHY BECAUSE WE THE POOR PEOPLE HAVE TO KEEP SCAPING UP EVERY PENNY TO PAY ATTORNEY’S TO GET US OUR CHILD SUPPORT & THEN THE JUDGES NEVER ENFORCE THEM!!!!! FORCING CUSTODIAL PARENT’S TO CONSTANTLY HAVE TO FILE FOR CONTEMPT CHARGES FOR BEING BEHIND IN CHILD SUPPORT, CHILD CARE & MEDICAL & THEN THEY ATTORNEY’S ALL SAY THEY ARE ALL DIFFERENT ISSUES THAT HAVE TO BE TRIED ON DIFFERENT DATES & MORE CHARGES!!!! ALL IN ORDER TO FORCE PEOPLE TO SCAPE UP EVERY PENNY THEY CAN & HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN PAYING RENT OR PAYING ANY ATTORNEY & THEN LOSING THEIR JOB’S FOR HAVING TO TAKE OFF SO MUCH FOR COURT & THEN AGAIN WHEN THEIR KIDS & THEMSELVES ARE SICK!!!!!! THEREFORE, BY JUDGES NOT ENFORCING CHILD SUPPORT COURT ORDER’S IT FORCES PARENT’S TO KEEP GOING BACK & BACK & BACK FOR THE WHOLE CHILDHOOD OF A CHILD OR CHILDREN OR UNTIL THEY GET TIRED OF FIGHTING & JUST GET ON WELFARE OR THEY START REPRESENTING THEMSELEVES!!!!! THE COURTS TO FORCE THESE PARENT’S TO CONTINUE TO GO TO COURT FOR YEAR’S & YEAR’S PAY’S THE ATTORNEY’S & JUDGES HIGH DOLLAR SALARY’S WHILE THEY KEEP GETTING RICHIER & RICHIER & PAY LESS TAXES WHILE WE THE PEOPLE KEEP GETTING POORER & POORER & FORCED TO PAY HIGHER TAXES!!!!

    Benard Carter is in charge of working for the people and enforcing their legal right’s by enforcing the law!!!! He is over the judges, attorney’s, sheriff & police!!!! He & they work for the people to enforce the law’s & follow the law’s!!!!!

    We the people have the right to have our court order’s enforced by the law & the people that are paid to enforce the law’s!!! THAT MEAN’S WE THE PEOPLE HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT FOR THE JUDGES THAT MAKE THOSE COURT ORDER’S FOR OUR CHILD SUPPORT TO ENFORCE THEIR OWN COURT ORDER’S THAT HAVE BEEN DENIED BY THOSE SAME JUDGES FOR DECADES!!!!!!!! CAUSING PEOPLE TO LIVE IN POVERTY & HAVE TO LIVE OFF OF WELFARE SO THE LEGAL PROFESSIONAL’S CAN COLLECT ANNUAL SALARY’S OF $50,000 TO OVER $100,000 PER YEAR!!!!!! WHILE BEING FORCED TO LIVE OFF OF WELFARE BECAUSE IT IS EASIER & CHEAPER THAN IT IS PAYING FOR ATTORNEY’S TO GET US COURT ORDER’S FOR CHILD SUPPORT ONLY NOT TO BE ENFORCED BY THE MANY LAKE COUNTRY JUDGES FOR DECADES JUST SO THEY CAN COLLECT FROM THE LITTLE PEOPLE AGAIN TO FIGHT FOR THEIR CHILDREN’S RIGHT’S!!!!!!

    BY THESE JUDGES ENFORCING IMMEADIATE CHILD SUPPORT COURT ORDER’S EACH & EVERY TIME & AUTOMATICALLY GARNISH TAXES AS A LOT OF PARENT’S QUIT THEIR JOB’S IN ORDER TO EVADE THE CHILD SUPPORT ORDER’S & TAKE THEIR DRIVER’S LISCENSES AWAY AS PROMISED AS MOST MEN NEED THEM FOR THEIR JOB’S!!!!

    BY ENFORCING CHILD SUPPORT COURT ORDER’S & TAX GARNISHMENT’S WOULD LOWER WELFARE PAY OUT’S & DECREASE THE STATE & FEDERAL DEFICIT’S!!!!!! SOMETHING NO POLITICIAN HAS DONE IN DECADES OR LONGER & REFUSE TO DO AS THEY ALL SAY IT IS NOT THEIR JOB IF YOU ASK THEM ABOUT THESE ISSUES!!!!!!! INSTEAD OF WORKING AS TEAM OF POLITICIAN’S TO GET THESE JOB’S DONE!!!!!! YET THEY GO ON & ON FOR DECADES COLLECTING HIGH DOLLAR YEARLY SALARY’S AT OUR EXPENSE!!!!!!!!

    NOT TO MENTION THE OTHER CORRUPTION THAT PROSECUTOR BENARD CARTER NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED FOR BY THE FBI AND OR HIGHER AUTHORITES INCLUDING HIS OWN BOSS!

    LAKE COUNTY PROSECUTOR BENARD CARTER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PREVIOUS SHERIFF JOHN BUNCICH THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN INDICTED ON BRIBERY CHARGES PROBABLY DUE TO HIM BORROWING MONEY FROM THE POLICE PENSION FUND TO PAY FOR UNAPROVED & UNBUDGETED LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPENSES!!!! “NOW OF WHICH I AM SURE HE CAN’T PAY BACK DUE TO HIS INDICTMENT”!!!!!! THAT WAS SAID TO BE IMMORAL & NOT ILLEGAL!!!!! WHAT WOULD YOU CALL IT THEN IF NOW HE CAN’T PAY IT BACK DUE TO A TRUE CRIME????

    NOT TO METION AT LEAST TWO OF BENARD CARTER’S CHILDREN HAVE BEEN CHARGED IN THE PAST WITH CRIMES THAT THEY GOT A SLAP ON THE HAND FOR WHILE OTHER CITIZEN’S WOULD GET HIGHER CHARGES & HIGHER CONVICTION’S FOR!!!!!

    SUCH AS BENARD CARTER’S DAUGHTER IN THE LATE 90’S OR EARLY TO MID 2000’S WAS CHARGED WITH BUYING GUN’S FOR HER FELONY BOY FRIEND THAT GOT 2 YEAR’S WHEN BENARD CARTER’S DAUGHTER IS THE ONE WHO DID THE ACTUAL BUYING OF THE GUN’S & ONLY GOT 6 MONTH’S HOUSE ARREST OF WHICH WHILE ON PROBABTION SHE ALSO GOT A DUI. BOTH BENARD CARTER’S DAUGHTER & HER BOY FRIEND WERE SEEN AT A ROBBERY /MURDER SCENE IN LAKE STATION, INDIANA AT A CAR LOT THE SAME DAY THAT IT HAPPENED!!!!

    THEN IN 2015 BENARD CARTER’S SON BENARD A. CARTER II WAS ARRESTED FOR A DUI IN LAKE COUNTY, INDIANA WHERE HIS FATHER IS THE PROSECUTOR! ALTHOUGH, BENARD CARTER DID ASK FOR A SPECIAL JUDGE WHICH IS THE RIGHT & ETHICAL THING TO DO! AND WAS GRANTED A SPECIAL JUDGE IN PORTER COUNTRY!!!!!! BENARD CARTER SENIOR ALSO ASKED FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR & INSTEAD OF USING ONE THAT ALREADY WORKED AT PORTER COUNTRY COURT HIS SON WAS GRANTED A SPECIAL RETIRED PROSECUTOR!!!!!!! “I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT RETIRED MEAN’S RETIRED & ANYBODY ELSE WOULD HAVE TO USE THE ALREADY WORKING PORTER COUNTRY PROSECUTOR!!!!!!!!!! NOT A RETIRED ONE!!!! “THAT IS SPECIAL TREATMENT FOR BENARD CARTER’S SON & THE INTERNET DON’T SAY OR NOT WHETHER HIS SON’S DUI WAS LOWERED OR NOT????????

    BUT HERE IS THE KICKER!!!!!! SINCE BENARD CARTER IS THE LAKE COUNTRY PROSECUTOR IN CHARGE & OVER ALL THE LAKE COUNTY CLERK’S PROCESSING ALL CHARGES ESPECIALLY FOR DUI’S!!!!! ONE OF HIS PAST CLERK’S NEVER ENTERED LOWER CHARGES FOR DUI’S OR DUI’S THEMSELVES PER THE INTERNET & BECAUSE BENARD CARTER HAS TO FIND FUND’S TO PAY HIS HIGH SALARY JUDGES & OFFICE WORKER’S HE NOW WANT’S YEAR’S OF UNLOGGED CHARGES THAT CITIZEN’S THOUGHT WAS SETTLED & RE-ENFORCE THEM & TAKE PEOPLE’S DRIVER’S LICENSES AWAY & FORCE FINES FROM YEAR’S AGO!!!!!!!! WHICH IS DOUBLE JEAPORDY, UN-DUE PROCESS & PEOPLE HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO SPEEDY TRIAL’S AS WELL AS THE PROCESS OF THOSE PAPER’S TO BE ENTERED, LOGGED & PROCESSED SPEEDILY!!!!!!

    EVEN THOUGH BENARD CARTER’S JOB IS TO OVER SEE HIS OFFICES DOING THINGS CORRECTLY HE TAKES NO BLAME FOR THESE WRONG DOING’S & ONCE AGAIN IT IS THE TAX PAYING CITIZEN’S THAT ARE PAYING!!!!

    ALL WHILE HIS TWO CHILDREN WHOM HAVE GONE UNSCATHED FOR THEIR OWN DUI’S BENARD CARTER IS FORCING UN-DUE HARDSHIP ON TAX PAYING CITIZEN’S TO PAY HIGH DOLLAR SALARY’S TO HIS JUDGES & HIMSELF!!!! ALL WHILE HIS OWN KIDS GET BY WITH BREAKING THE SAME LAW’S!!!!!!!! AND KEEP COMMITTING CRIMES & BREAKING THE SAME LAW’S BENARD CARTER IS ENFORCING ON EVERYBODY ELSE!!!!! “IF THAT ISN’T CORRUPT I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS”????????

    BENARD CARTER, ALL HIS JUDGES & SHERIFF’S & COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY’S & COP’S ALL GET PAID HIGH SALARY’S FROM OUR PROPERTY TAXES OF WHICH THEY WANT AN ADDITIONAL $20,000 ON TOP OF $50,000 TO 60,000 BECAUSE THEY DON’T GET PAID ENOUGH ALREADY & THEY HAVE MORTGAGES & HIGH STUDENT LOAN’S TO PAY!!!!! THEY ALSO GET PAID THROUGH FINES THROUGH THE COURT’S FOR TRAFFIC VIOLATION’S ECT. THAT MEAN’S THERE IS NO CHANCE OF LOWERING THESE TRAFFIC VIOLATION’S UNDER LEGAL DUE PROCESS & OUR PROPERTY TAXES WILL BE RAISED AGAIN!!!! I MEAN IT IS NOT LIKE THE LITTLE PEOPLE DON’T HAVE MORTAGES, STUDENT LOAN’S & LOW SALARY’S THEMSELVES!!!!!! BUT OUR SALARY’S ARE ALL UNDER $40,000 & THAT IS TOP PAY FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE & IT IS USUALLY AROUND $20,000 OR $30,000 A YEAR IF WE ARE LUCKY!!!!!!!! AND LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE A JOB!!!!!

    SO I SAY TO ALL LAKE COUNTY TAX PAYING CITIZEN’S STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT THE LAW & CORRUPT BENARD CARTER & VOTE HIM & THESE JUDGES & SHERIFF’S OUT OF OFFICE WITH OUR VOTES NOW!!!!! AND ASK FOR AN FBI INVESTIGATION INTO BENARD CARTER’S CORRUPTNESS WITH SPECIAL TREATMENT OF HIS CHILDREN & BACK LOGGING FINES OF HIS CLERK’S LACK OF DOING THEIR JOB’S & SAME WITH THE THE LACK OF JUDGES ENFORCING THEIR OWN COURT ORDER’S FOR CHILD SUPPORT, CHILD CARE & MEDICAL CARE FOR WHAT IS LEGALLY OUR CHILDREN’S RIGHT’S!!!!!!!!

    SHOW THESE PEOPLE WHO REALLY ARE IN CHARGE & THAT IS THE VOTER’S & VOTE THEM ALL OUT OF OFFICE NOW AT THE NEXT ELECTION & EVERY ELECTION!!!!! AND RIGHT YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVES THAT HAVE AGREED THAT BENARD CARTER BOYCOTT’S THEIR REQUEST FOR CHANGE WITH CHILD SUPPORT & HAS FOR YEAR’S!!!! AND WRITE YOUR GOVENOR, CONGRESSMAN & SENATOR’S!!!!!!

    BENARD CARTER MAKES OVER $60,000 A YEAR TO $90,000 WHILE YOU BARELY MAKE $20,000 & THEN HIS OFFICE REFUSE TO DO THEIR JOB’S & ENFORCE THE LAW’S!!!!!!!!!!! HE HAS BEEN THE LAKE COUNTRY PROSECUTOR SINCE 1993 & IT IS TIME TO GET HIM OUT NOW!!!!! HE HAD HIS CHANCE & NOW WE NEED NEW BLOOD!!!!!!!

    STOP COMPLAINING & DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT NOW!!!!!!!

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