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

Friday, February 20, 2015

Week In Review – Hammond

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


  • Toni Alexander, 43, of Calumet City, Illinois was sentenced to 1 day time considered served and a $750.00 after pleading guilty to the felony offense of conspiracy to commit mail fraud.  According to documents filed in this case on December 18, 2013, the defendant was part of a group who staged automobile accidents in Northwest Indiana and Chicago and subsequently submitted false and fraudulent police reports and insurance claims for property damage.  She is the eighth defendant to plead guilty in this case.  This case was the result of an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service and Federal Bureau of Investigation.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Toi Denise Houston.

Updated April 30, 2015