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 Hatton

June 12, 2012                                                                                      PHONE: (219) 937-5603

www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/                                                                                                  FAX (219) 852-2770






                Hammond, Indiana- The United States Attorney’s Office announced that the following Indictment was returned on June 6, 2012 and unsealed on June 11, 2012:


  Ø   Francisco Rodriguez, 41, of Chicago, Illinois, was charged in an Indictment with two counts of wire fraud.  These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Indiana State Police.  This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Gary Bell.


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.


If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.