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Press Release

Week In Review – Hammond

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

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


  • Soulemayne Camara, 27, of Indianapolis, Indiana pled guilty to the felony offenses of possession of fifteen or more unauthorized access devices and the interstate transportation of stolen goods. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the United States Department of Treasury.  Sentencing has not been set.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randall Stewart.

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.


  • Aalap Shah, 32, of Chicago, Illinois was sentenced to 1 year probation and to pay $19,953.90 in restitution after pleading guilty to the misdemeanor offense of knowingly and willfully aiding and abetting the submission of applications to Medicare and Medicaid that contained misrepresentations of material facts.  According to documents filed in this case, Shah specifically claimed to be the owner of the business when in fact the actual owner of the business was her father.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Diane Berkowitz.
Updated February 23, 2016