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 4, 2012                                                                                  PHONE: (219) 937-5603

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

 

 

INDICTMENTS RETURNED IN HAMMOND FEDERAL COURT

 

 

                Hammond, Indiana- The United States Attorney’s Office announced that the following Indictments were returned on October 4, 2012:

 

  Ø   James R. Prange, 76, and Marilyn J. Prange, 76, of Portage, Indiana, were charged in an indictment with equity skimming.  These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Department of Housing and Urban Development-Office of the Inspector General.  This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Toi Houston.

 

  Ø   Montell Williams, 32, of Chicago, Illinois, was charged in an Indictment with sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion and Mann Act violations (transportation).  These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Gary Police Department.  This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jill Koster.

 

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.