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

Friday, October 24, 2014

Week In Review – Hammond

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


  • Rene Patterson, 32, of Merrillville, Indiana was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment with 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of being a felon in possession of a firearm.  According to documents filed in this case, in June 2013, Patterson was found to be in possession of a semiautomatic pistol and two extended magazines of ammunition.  Patterson had a previous conviction in 2006 for carrying a handgun without a license. This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tom McGrath. 
Updated April 30, 2015