Week in Review—Hammond
HAMMOND, IN—The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity in Federal Court:
- Dion Courtney, 38, of Gary, Indiana pled guilty to the felony offenses of theft of public funds and aggravated identity theft. The magistrate judge is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea. Parties have 14 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Division, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Secret Service, and Social Security Administration-Office of Inspector General. Sentencing has not yet been scheduled. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Toi Denise Houston.
- Jarrett Danley, 30, of Gary, Indiana pled guilty to the felony offense of distribution of crack. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by Federal Bureau of Investigation GRIT task force. Sentencing has been set for April 17, 2015. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dean Lanter.
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.