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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 19, 2014

Week In Review – Hammond


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

PLEAS

  • Montrell Jolly, 24, 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 12/11/14.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas McGrath.
  • Andy Mitchell, 55, of Michigan City, Indiana pled guilty to the felony offense of conspiracy to defraud the United States. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the United States Postal Service.  Sentencing has been set for 12/10/2014.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Toi Houston.
  • Toni Alexander, 43, of Calumet City, Illinois pled guilty to the felony offense of conspiracy to defraud the United States. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the United States Postal Service.  Sentencing has been set for 12/9/2014.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Toi Houston.  

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.

DISPOSITIONS

  • James Gerodemos, 51, of Schererville, Indiana was sentenced to 6 months incarceration, to pay a fine of $50,000 with 1 year of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of engaging in the business of dealing in explosive materials without a license to do so.  According to documents filed in this case, in June of 2013, Gerodemos was found to be in possession of over 16,000 lbs. of commercial and illegal explosives that he intended to sell.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas McGrath.
Updated April 30, 2015