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

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


Updated July 20, 2018

Firearms Offenses