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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 12, 2014

Week In Review – Hammond


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

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  • Mark William Bartell, 28, 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 11/24/2014.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga.
  • Robinson Morales, 37, of Hammond, 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 12/5/2014.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nick Padilla. 
  • Jordan Schwind, 26, of South Bend, Indiana pled guilty to the felony offense of conspiracy to distribute heroin. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Agency.  Sentencing has been set for 12/3/2014.  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.

Updated April 30, 2015