The Indiana Gaming Commission began investigating alleged improprieties at Spectacle Entertainment earlier this year.
The indictment follows a lengthy investigation into the casino company’s operations and alleged violation of campaign laws.
It could be several more months before regulators decide whether or not to allow a casino in Terre Haute.
An executive with the casino operator may have violated federal campaign finance laws.
Spectacle Entertainment can now move forward with the construction of its Hard Rock-tied venue and could begin next month.
Spectacle Entertainment plans to build a Hard Rock-branded resort in the city of Gary that could get underway as soon as this September.
Hard Rock International has agreed to give franchise rights to Spectacle Entertainment that would lead to two Hard Rock-branded casinos coming to the newly expanding gambling market in Indiana.