You are here

Justice News

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Indictments Returned In Hammond Federal Court


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Mary Hatton

www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ CELL: (219) 314-9993

mary.hatton@usdoj.gov

Hammond, Indiana- The United States Attorney’s Office announced that the following Indictments were returned on February 19, 2014:

Montrell Jolly, 24, of Gary, Indiana, was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.This charge was filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Gary Police Department.This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas McGrath.

Piljo Piljagic, 30, of Chicago, Illinois, was charged with being an illegal alien and aiding

non-citizens of the United States to fraudulently marry United States citizens for the purpose of evading provisions of the immigration laws which prohibit procuring naturalization of non-citizens through fraud. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randall Stewart.

Michael Nash, 39, of Lake Station, Indiana, was charged in a superseding indictment with one count of conspiracy to defraud the government by submitting false claims for income tax refunds, four counts of submitting false claims for income tax refunds and three counts of aggravated identity theft.These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations.This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Kolar.

Michael Radovick, 29, of Gary, Indiana, was charged in a superseding indictment with being a felon in possession of a firearm, being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm, two counts of distribution of cocaine and committing these crimes while on pretrial release.These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Hammond Police Department.This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas McGrath.

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

Updated April 30, 2015