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Indictments Returned in Hammond Federal Court

U.S. Attorney’s Office September 19, 2013
  • Northern District of Indiana (219) 937-5500

HAMMOND, IN—The United States Attorney’s Office announced that the following indictments were returned on September 18, 2013:

Michael Radovick, 28, of Gary, Indiana, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of controlled substances. These charges eres filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Hammond Police Department. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas McGrath.

Kiontay Pennington, 34, of Gary, Indiana, Oscar Cosme, 40, of East Chicago, Indiana, and Adron Tancil, 36, address unknown, were charged with use of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime and the murder of Julio Cartagena in May 2003. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Nozick.

The United States Attorney’s Office emphasized that an indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

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