Indiana Officers Under Fed Investigation

The officers are accused of being a part of an alleged gun-running scheme

By Sandra Torres
|  Wednesday, May 25, 2011  |  Updated 8:52 AM CDT
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The Lake County Sheriff's department in Indiana strips several officers of their police duties after a federal investigation into an alleged gun-running scheme.

The Northwest Indiana Times reports six officers are accused of selling guns across state lines. The guns sold were allegedly owned by the county, or confiscasted during arrests.

The officers involved are Capt. Marco Kuyachich, Lt. Michael Reilly, Sgt. Joseph Kumstar, Officer Ronald Slusser, Officer Edward Kabella and Officer Scott Shelhart, according to the paper.

Sheriff John Buncich tells the Northwest Indiana Times that all six officers were on duty when agents conducted raids Tuesday morning. After the raids, all officers had their badges and county-issued firearms taken away, according to Buncich.

The NWI Times reports Buncich got in touch with federal investigators after noticing "some things that didn't appear correct" in his department.

Sources tell the paper the FBI, IRS, ATF and FDA are now all investigating.

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