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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 26, 2014

Week In Review – Hammond


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

PLEAS

  • Michael Radovick, 29, of Gary, Indiana pled guilty to the felony offenses of distribution of cocaine and distribution of cocaine offense committed while on release. The magistrate judge is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea.  Parties have 14 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.  Sentencing has been set for 1/23/2015.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas McGrath.
  • Akeem Dillon, 28 of Chicago, Illinois, pled guilty to the felony offense of being a felon in possession of a firearm. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Sentencing has been set for 1/9/2015.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas McGrath. 
  • Roberta Butler, 32, of Valparaiso, Indiana pled guilty to the felony offense of conspiracy to commit mail fraud. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Sentencing has been set for 12/11/2014.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Toi Houston. 
  • Marlon Carr, 21, of Gary, Indiana pled guilty to the felony offense of being a felon in possession of a firearm. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Sentencing has been set for 1/8/2015.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga.

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.

DISPOSITION

  • Chauncey Hackett, Jr, 23, of East Chicago, Indian was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment followed by 1 year 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 February 2014, Hackett fled police and dropped a semi-automatic pistol, which had previously been reported stolen, as he fled.  Following a short pursuit, Hackett was arrested and the firearm was recovered. 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 Dean Lanter.
Updated April 30, 2015