former Portage Mayor James Snyder

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on Governor Eric Holcomb sending cease and desist letters to Reveal and the Indianapolis Star last week over reports he pressured a state safety inspector into reducing penalties against Amazon, a federal judge has denied a motion for acquittal for former Portage Mayor James Snyder, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority Communications Director Erica Dahl. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…     

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Today:   On this "Reporters' Roundtable" edition, we have "Post-Tribune" reporter Grant Morgan and "Times" reporters Carley Lanich and Andrew Steele on the program to talk about the stories they posted online and had in print.

Porter County Assessor Jon Snyder Wants Probation

May 29, 2019

HAMMOND - Porter County Assessor Jon Snyder wants to be granted probation for his federal tax violation.  The "Times" reports Snyder is asking to be released on six months probation June 4th.  

Snyder's attorney, Matthew Fech says a short probation would allow Snyder to continue to serve the citizens of Porter County, run his business and continue to provide for his family, a wife and 10 kids.

Federal prosecutors reportedly agree that he deserves leniency.