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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:


Ivan Quiroz, 32, of Posen, Illinois, a defendant in the case US v Vargas et al., was sentenced by Senior District Judge Rudy to 25 years imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit racketeering activity, one count of narcotics conspiracy, two counts of murder in aid of racketeering activity, and two counts of use of a firearm during and in relation to crimes of violence and drug trafficking .This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation , the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); the National Gang Targeting, Enforcement & Coordination Center (GangTECC); the National Gang Intelligence Center; the Chicago Police Department; the Griffith Police Department; the Hammond Police Department; the Highland Police Department; the Lake County, Indiana, HIDTA and the Houston, Texas Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Trial Attorney Joseph Cooley of the Department of Justice Criminal Division, Gang Unit, and Assistant United States Attorney David Nozick.

Updated April 30, 2015