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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Indiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Indictments Returned In Hammond Federal Court



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Mary Hatton

www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ CELL: (219) 314-9993

mary.hatton@usdoj.gov

Hammond, Indiana- The United States Attorney’s Office announced that the following Indictments were returned on June 19, 2013:

Steven Borchert, 52, of West Lafayette, Indiana, was charged with filing false tax returns for the years 2001 through 2009.This charge was filed as the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service.This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Gary Bell.

Miguel Herrera-Torres, 32, of Chicago, Illinois, was charged with reentry of a removed alien.This charge was filed as the result of an investigation by U.S. Homeland Security Investigations.This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Armando Salinas, Jr.

Daniel Thomas Eckstrom, 30, of Lake Station, Indiana, was charged with production of child pornography, distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography.These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by U.S. Homeland Security Investigations.This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jill Koster.

Tyrone Benson, 37, of Hammond, Indiana, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.This charge was filed as the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration HIDTA Task Force.This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Nozick.

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.

Updated April 30, 2015