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Chicago Man Convicted of Federal Gun Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana

HAMMOND- Late yesterday, Hamidullah Tribble, 28 years old, of Chicago, Illinois, was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm following a two-day jury trial before United States District Court  Judge Philip P. Simon, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Tribble’s sentencing will be scheduled at a later date.  Any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the District Court Judge after consideration of federal statutes and the United States Sentencing Guidelines. 

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Indiana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Task Force and the Lake County Sheriff’s Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kimberly L. Schultz.         

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Updated May 23, 2024

Firearms Offenses