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

May 2, 2014

DESK: (219) 937-5603

www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/

CELL: (219) 314-9993

 

mary.hatton@usdoj.gov

 

WEEK IN REVIEW - HAMMOND

 

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

 

PLEAS:

 

  Ø   Linda Rosenberg, 60, of Chicago, Illinois, pled guilty before District Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen to the felony offenses of participating in a conspiracy to receive kickbacks for the referral of Medicaid and Medicare patients to other services providers, dispensing a controlled substance outside the scope of professional practice and legitimate medical purpose and misbranding.  Sentencing has been set for 9/10/14.  These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Diane Berkowitz.

 

  Ø   Rene Patterson, 32, of Griffith, Indiana, pled guilty before Senior District Judge James Moody to the felony offense of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas McGrath.

 

 

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.

 

DISPOSITIONS:

 

  Ø   Gary Lindsey, 35, of Markham, Illinois, was sentenced by Chief Judge Philip Simon to 27 months of imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of passing counterfeit obligations.  Lindsey was also ordered to pay $4,550 in restitution. In a separate matter, Lindsey was also sentenced to 30 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to possession of a stolen firearm.  These sentences will run concurrently. This case was a result of an investigation by the United States Secret Service.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randall Stewart.

 

  Ø   Jermel Washington, 38, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen to 8 months of imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possession of a non-registered firearm (sawed off shotgun).  According to documents filed in this case, Washington not only possessed a sawed off shotgun, for which he failed to obtain a license, but according to his own statement, fired it in a residential neighborhood after his was assaulted by another individual. When police initially attempted to question him about the shooting, Washington ran into an apartment which caused a short pursuit before he finally voluntarily surrendered. This case was a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Gary Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas McGrath.

 

  Ø   Brandon Reign Jackson, 40, of Hammond, Indiana, was sentenced by Senior District Judge James Moody to 63 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  Jackson has prior convictions for domestic violence and dealing in a lookalike controlled substance.  This case was a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Hammond Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas McGrath.