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Week in Review—Hammond

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 13, 2013
  • Northern District of Indiana (219) 937-5500

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

Pleas:

  • Brandon Jackson, 29, of Hammond, Indiana, pled guilty before Senior District Judge James Moody to the felony offense of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Hammond Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas McGrath.
  • Percy Spurlock, 59, of Gary, Indiana, pled guilty before Senior District Judge James Moody to the felony offense of possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation GRIT Task Force. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga.

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:

  • Anthony Cerrillos, 45, of, East Chicago, Indiana, was sentenced by Senior District Judge James Moody to 12 months’ imprisonment, two years of supervised release, and restitution of $10,000 to Dean Foods after pleading guilty to the felony offense of conspiracy to transport stolen goods that had a value in excess of $5,000. According to documents filed in this case, in August 2011, Cerrillos and his brother, Brian Cerrillos, stole a refrigerated milk trailer from a dairy distributor in Hammond, Indiana. They then traveled to Illinois and sold the milk at different convenience stores for a profit. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Hammond Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Diane Berkowitz.
  • Miguel Herrera-Torres, 32, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced by Senior District Judge Rudy Lozano to 18 months’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to the felony offense of being found in the United States after having been deported following a conviction for an aggravated felony crime and not having obtained express consent to reapply for admission to the United States. Herrera-Torres will be subject to deportation upon release. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Armando Salinas.
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