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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Indiana

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Former City of Gary Network Administrator Sentenced

HAMMOND –Monique S. Bowling aka Monique Boyd, 47, of Merrillville, Indiana was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Philip P. Simon after being found guilty during a three day jury trial in January 2019.  She was found guilty of one count of theft from local government receiving federal funds, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.   

Bowling was sentenced to 63 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release. 

U.S. Attorney Kirsch said, “Citizens expect and deserve officials to act in the best interest of the public, free from self-dealing and illegal self-enrichment.  My office, together with our law enforcement partners, will continue to pursue matters involving public corruption.”

According to documents in this case, Bowling allegedly stole and obtained by fraud 1,517 Apple computer devices under the care, custody and control of the City of Gary. 

This case is the result of the investigative efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Indiana State Police and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Division.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Gary T. Bell and Toi D. Houston.

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Public Corruption
Updated May 28, 2019