United States Attorney David Capp
Northern District of Indiana
5400 Federal Plaza, Suite 1500
Hammond, Indiana 46320
Hammond South Bend Fort
Hammond South Bend Fort Wayne
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Mary Hatton
May 16, 2014
DESK: (219) 937-5603
WEEK IN REVIEW - HAMMOND
Hammond, Indiana - The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity in Federal Court:
Ø Keith Cloudy, 37, of Gary, Indiana, pled guilty before Senior District Judge James Moody to the felony offense of possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation GRIT Task Force. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga.
Ø Richard Dickus, 71, of Hebron, Indiana, pled guilty before Chief Judge Philip Simon to the felony offense of theft of government property. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Social Security Administration. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dean Lanter.
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.
Ø Karen Stone, 57, of Hammond, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen to 12 months of probation and restitution of $9,169.59 after pleading guilty to the felony offense of embezzlement from the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, a labor organization. This case was a result of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor – Office of the Inspector General and the U.S. Department of Labor – Office of Labor Management Standards. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Toi Houston.
Ø Christopher Bour, 40, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced by Senior District Judge Rudy Lozano to life plus 85 years imprisonment and lifetime supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offenses of the purchase of a child for production of child pornography, production of child pornography and possession of child pornography featuring a minor under the age of 12. According to documents filed in this case, Bour admitted that, for a period of over a year, he repeatedly purchased and obtained custody and control of a female child aged four to eighteen months with knowledge that she would be videotaped engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Bour also admitted to producing child pornography featuring a six to nine-month-old victim on at least two occasions, producing child pornography of another child aged three to five, and possessing pornography featuring these and many other prepubescent minor children being caused to engage in sexually explicit conduct. This case resulted from an investigation by members of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Indiana State Police, the Gary Police Department and the Michigan City Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jill Koster.
Ø Stewart Roth, 48, of Griffith, Indiana, was sentenced by Chief Judge Philip Simon to 2 years’ probation and to pay $4000 in fines after pleading guilty to the felony offense of violation of the Clean Water Act, a national pretreatment standard. According to documents filed in this case, Roth, along with defendant NH Environmental Group, Inc. (“Tierra”) a waste water transporter and centralized waste water treatment facility, knowingly discharged, trucked or hauled liquid wastes, including industrial, sanitary, and food industry-related wastes, into the Hammond Sanitary District’s publicly-owned treatment works (“POTW”) at location that had not been designated, approved, or otherwise permitted by the POTW. This case was a result of an investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Toi Houston.