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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Michael Brooks a/k/a Michael Sandifer Sentenced to 65 Months in Prison

For Hobbs Act Robbery and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence

HAMMOND – Michael Brooks, 30 years old, of Lynwood, Illinois, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen after pleading guilty to Hobbs Act Robbery and Possessing a Firearm in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Brooks was sentenced to 65 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, Brooks and two others robbed Tobacco City, located at 5935 State Line Road, Hammond, Indiana, on August 13, 2016 at gunpoint. Brooks and the other robbers took U.S. Currency and merchandise from the store.

This case was investigated by the FBI GRIT Task Force and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang.

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated July 20, 2018