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

Monday, December 9, 2013

Gary City Councilman Charged By Information

Hammond, Indiana - United States Attorney David Capp announced the filing of a two count Information against Gary City Councilman Ronier Scott. Scott, 42, of Gary, was charged with willfully failing to file income tax returns for the 2008 and 2009 calendar years.Scott signed a plea agreement that was filed in conjunction with the Information.

These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service.This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Gary Bell.

The United States Attorney's Office emphasized that an Information is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

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.

Updated April 30, 2015