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

October 26, 2012                                                                                PHONE: (219) 937-5603

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

 

 

WEEK IN REVIEW – HAMMOND

 

 

                Hammond, Indiana - The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity in Federal Court:

 

PLEAS:

 

Ø  David L. Johnson, 56, of Munster, Indiana, a defendant in the case US v Salinas et al., pled guilty before Chief Judge Philip Simon to the felony offense of payment of a bribe to an agent of a local government receiving federal funds.  Sentencing has been set for 2/20/13.  These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Gary Bell.

 

Ø  Boss Crosslin, 33, of Elkhart, Indiana, pled guilty before Chief Judge Philip Simon to the felony offense of wire fraud in a scheme to defraud the Indiana Department of Workforce Development into paying $24,358.00 in unemployment benefits while he was gainfully employed.  Sentencing has been set for 1/24/13.  These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Department of Labor-Office of Labor-Management Standards.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Diane Berkowitz.

 

Ø  Mark Bailey, 52, of Merrillville, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Roger Cosbey to the felony offense of aggravated identity theft.  Magistrate Cosbey is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea.  Parties have 10 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the United States Postal Service-Office of the Inspector General.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lovita Morris King.

 

 

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.