Week in Review—Hammond
|U.S. Attorney’s Office May 10, 2013|
HAMMOND, IN—The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity in federal court:
Ivan Quiroz, 32, of Posen, Illinois, a defendant in the case U.S. v Vargas et al., was sentenced by Senior District Judge Rudy to 25 years’ imprisonment and five years of supervised release after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit racketeering activity, one count of narcotics conspiracy, two counts of murder in aid of racketeering activity, and two counts of use of a firearm during and in relation to crimes of violence and drug trafficking. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF); the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); the National Gang Targeting, Enforcement and Coordination Center (GangTECC); the National Gang Intelligence Center; the Chicago Police Department; the Griffith Police Department; the Hammond Police Department; the Highland Police Department; the Lake County, Indiana HIDTA; and the Houston, Texas Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Trial Attorney Joseph Cooley of the Department of Justice Criminal Division, Gang Unit, and Assistant United States Attorney David Nozick.