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

Friday, October 17, 2014

Week In Review – Hammond

    Hammond, Indiana — The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity in Federal Court:


  • Juan A Preciado Marquez, 34, of Mexico pled guilty to the felony offense of illegal reentry after prior deportation for an aggravated felony. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations.  Sentencing has not been set.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Nozick.

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.


  • Darian Lyndon Brown, 36, of Merrillville, Indiana was sentenced to 2 years of probation after pleading guilty to the felony offense of mail fraud.  According to documents filed in this case, Brown was caught when investigators from the insurance industry and the Federal Bureau of Investigation determined that the loss documentation he submitted in his claims utilized fraudulent entities.  Brown submitted the paperwork through use of the United States mail. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randall Stewart.
Updated April 30, 2015