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

February 19, 2014                                                                               DESK: (219) 937-5603

www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/                                                                   CELL: (219) 314-9993

                                                                                                            mary.hatton@usdoj.gov

 

INDICTMENTS RETURNED IN HAMMOND FEDERAL COURT

 

                Hammond, Indiana- The United States Attorney’s Office announced that the following Indictments were returned on February 19, 2014:

 

  Ø   Montrell Jolly, 24, of Gary, Indiana, was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.  This charge was filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Gary Police Department.  This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas McGrath.

 

  Ø   Piljo Piljagic, 30, of Chicago, Illinois, was charged with being an illegal alien and aiding

non-citizens of the United States to fraudulently marry United States citizens for the purpose of evading provisions of the immigration laws which prohibit procuring naturalization of non-citizens through fraud.  These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.  This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randall Stewart.

 

  Ø   Michael Nash, 39, of Lake Station, Indiana, was charged in a superseding indictment with one count of conspiracy to defraud the government by submitting false claims for income tax refunds, four counts of submitting false claims for income tax refunds and three counts of aggravated identity theft.  These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations.  This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Kolar.

 

  Ø   Michael Radovick, 29, of Gary, Indiana, was charged in a superseding indictment with being a felon in possession of a firearm, being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm, two counts of distribution of cocaine and committing these crimes while on pretrial release.  These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Hammond Police Department.  This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas McGrath.

 

 

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.