Week in Review—Hammond
HAMMOND, IN—The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity in Federal Court:
- Crescencio Lozano Romero, 37, of Connell, Washington, pled guilty to the felony offense of possession with intent to distribute heroin. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Sentencing has been set for April 16, 2015. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang.
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.
- Dexter Eugene Howard, 36, of Gary, Indiana was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment with three years’ supervised release after pleading guilty to two felony offenses of Bank Robbery. According to documents filed in this case, Howard robbed the 5/3 Bank located at 6760 Broadway in Merrillville, Indiana on March 13, 2014. He stole $2,000 cash during this robbery and was ordered by the Court to pay restitution in that amount. Howard also robbed the 5/3 Bank located at 8477 Broadway in Merrillville, Indiana on March 20, 2014. He stole $2,813 cash during this robbery; because the money was recovered , the court did not order restitution. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang.