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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 21, 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 21, 2013:

Shamekka Thomas, 25, of Gary, Indiana, was charged with making a false material statement to a licensed firearms dealer with the intent of deceiving as to legality of purchase, knowingly making a false statement to a licensed firearms dealer with respect to information required to be kept on record and aiding and abetting.This charge was filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tom McGrath.

Timothy Thomas, 29, of Gary, Indiana, was charged with making a false material statement to a licensed firearms dealer with the intent of deceiving as to legality of purchase, knowingly making a false statement to a licensed firearms dealer with respect to information required to be kept on record and aiding and abetting.This charge was filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tom McGrath.

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