United States Attorney David Capp
Northern District of Indiana
5400 Federal Plaza, Suite 1500
Hammond, Indiana 46320
Hammond South Bend Fort Wayne
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton
June 17, 2010 PHONE: (219) 937-5500
www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ Fax: (219) 852-2770
ACTIVITY IN FEDERAL COURT - HAMMOND
Hammond, Indiana—The United States Attorney's Office announced that the following activity in federal court:
Muhammad Humayoun, a/k/a Sheikh, DOB 7/27/1962, of Chicago, Illinois was charged by indictment with two counts of possession with the intent to distribute, by forged prescriptions, 90 tablets of Hydrocodone/Vicodin and 60 tablets of Hydrocodone/Norco. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration , and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Diane Berkowitz and Jacqueline Jacobs.
Alexander Carson, DOB 7/4/1971, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced on 6/16/10 by Chief Judge Philip Simon to 180 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count two of an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm, to wit: a Springfield .40 caliber semi-automatic; and two Romarm 7.62 x 39 millimeter rifles. Carson was previously convicted of Battery on or about May 21, 2002, in the Superior Court of Lake County, Indiana; of Conspiracy/Dealing in Cocaine or Narcotic Drug, on or about August 15, 1990, in the Superior Court of Madison County, Indiana; Conspiracy/Dealing in Cocaine or Narcotic Drug, on or about January 30, 1995, in the Superior Court of Grant County, Indiana. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives/HIDTA Task Force and the Gary Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nicholas Padilla.
Filemon Mungia-Romero, of Schererville, Indiana, plead guilty on 6/14/10 before Magistrate Judge Andrew Rodovich, to count one and two of an indictment charging him with being an alien illegally and unlawfully in the United States, in possession of a firearm, to wit: a Smith & Wesson 357 Handgun, Model 282; and misuse of a social security number. This case was investigated by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Gary Bell.
Ahmena Kimble, DOB 4/2/1985, of Hammond, Indiana, plead guilty on 6/15/10 before Senior Judge James Moody to count one of an indictment charging her with bank fraud of First Financial Bank in Schererville, Indiana. This case was investigated by United States Secret Service, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randall Stewart.
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.
The specific sentence in each case to be imposed upon conviction will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.