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Meet The U.S. Attorney

Acting United States Attorney Gary T. Bell

Mr. Bell joined the U.S. Attorney’s office in June of 1999 as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA).  At that time, Mr. Bell focused on violent and drug related crimes and worked mostly with the GRIT task force.  He later shifted positions, focusing on public corruption and white-collar crime cases before becoming a Supervisory AUSA in 2014.  Mr. Bell was the First Assistant United States Attorney and has held that position since earlier this year.  Prior to his 20 plus year career with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Bell was a Lake County Deputy Prosecutor.  He also worked in private practice at the Merrillville law firm of Spangler, Jennings and Dougherty. 

He earned a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Michigan in May 1987 and his law degree (Juris Doctor) from Indiana University (Bloomington) in May 1990.  

Updated December 18, 2020

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