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Gary Woman Indicted for Attempting to Obstruct Justice

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

HAMMOND- Telisha French, 45, of Gary, Indiana, was indicted for attempting to obstruct justice, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch. 

The indictment alleges that on November 14, 2019, French attempted to obstruct the decision-making of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana by causing an attorney to present a false document with a forged signature to the magistrate court in support of a defendant’s release from custody.   

U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch II said, “My office will not hesitate to utilize all resources available to investigate and to prosecute individuals who engage in behavior designed to impede the administration of justice in federal criminal cases.”

The United States Attorney’s Office emphasizes that an indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons are presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty in court.

If convicted, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Gang Response Investigative Team.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Thomas Mahoney and Alexandra McTague.

Updated November 26, 2019