United States Attorney David Capp
Northern District of Indiana
5400 Federal Plaza, Suite 1500
Hammond, IN 46320
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton
September 13, 2010 PHONE: (219) 937-5603
www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ Fax: (219) 852-2770
ACTIVITY IN FEDERAL COURT - HAMMOND
Hammond, IN—The United States Attorney's Office announced the following activity in federal court:
Gabriel Rodriguez, 31, of the 2000 block of Lincoln Avenue, Whiting, Indiana, pled guilty before Judge Phil Simon to count two of an indictment charging him with distribution of cocaine. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration HIDTA Task. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jacqueline Jacobs.
Ikedia Smith, 24, of the 800 block of Alexander Street, East Chicago, Indiana, pled guilty before Judge Philip Simon to count one of an indictment charging her with being a felon in possession of a firearm. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Kolar.
Marvin P. Hatcher, 52, of the 1200 block of W. 108th Place, Chicago, Illinois , was sentenced by Chief Judge Philip Simon to 8 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release and 8 months of home detention after pleading guilty to count one of an indictment charging him with possessing with intent to use unlawfully or transfer unlawfully five or more false identification documents. This case was the result of an investigation by the United States Secret Service. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jill Trumbull-Harris.
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.