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Indictments Returned in Hammond Federal Court

U.S. Attorney’s Office May 01, 2013
  • Northern District of Indiana (219) 937-5500

HAMMOND, IN—The United States Attorney’s Office announced that the following indictments were returned on May 1, 2013:

  • Antonio Collins, 36, of Merrillville, Indiana, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. This charge was filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas McGrath.
  • Brian Washington, 26, of Gary, Indiana, was charged with two counts of distribution of crack cocaine, two counts of possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and two counts of dealing in firearms without a license. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas McGrath.
  • Tony Bronson, 53, of Gary, Indiana, was charged with receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography. This case resulted from an investigation by members of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Michigan City Police Department. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jill Koster.

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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