More Indictments Expected in Gary Stadium Deal

July 21, 2006

Federal prosecutors in Northwest Indiana will reveal public corruption indictments today. For the past three years, federal investigators have been looking into the awarding of a contract for the hauling of debris during the construction of the $45 million Gary baseball stadium in 2001.

The firm Enterprise Trucking of Gary did most of the hauling. The company's owner is Jewel Harris Sr., a one-time close ally of former Gary Mayor Scott King. Harris served as campaign manager for King, before the two had a falling out.

Following the indictment of other Gary public officials two years ago, investigators revealed that the FBI had tapped Harris' phones for several months. A source, who asked not to be identified, says indictments are expected to come today as a result of that investigation.