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Week in Review—Hammond

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 02, 2012
  • Northern District of Indiana (219) 937-5500

HAMMOND, IN—The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity in Federal Court:

Pleas:

  • Kevin Weston, 34, of Hammond, Indiana, pled guilty before District Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen to the felony offense of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Hammond Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga.
  • Booker Rogers, 46, of West Lafayette, Indiana, pled guilty before Senior District Judge James Moody to the felony offense of failure to register as a sex offender. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the United States Marshals Service. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jill Koster.
  • Malcolm Manuel, 46, of Merrillville, Indiana, a defendant in the case U.S. v Crawford et al., pled guilty before Senior District Judge James Moody to the felony offense of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations; and the Internal Revenue Service. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Gary Bell and Jacqueline Jacobs.
  • Sandra McGuire, 50, of Gary, Indiana, a defendant in the case U.S. v Crawford et al., pled guilty before Senior District Judge James Moody to the felony offense of money laundering. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations; and the Internal Revenue Service. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Gary Bell and Jacqueline Jacobs.

If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Dispositions:

  • Tristan Davis, 30, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced by Senior District Judge James Moody to 18 months’ imprisonment and two years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of making false statements to a firearms dealer. According to the sentencing memorandum filed by the government in this case, Davis admitted that he made false statements regarding his residence address and regarding his date of birth. This case was the result of an investigation by the by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dean Lanter.
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