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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 7, 2014

Week In Review – Hammond


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

PLEAS:

Darian Brown, 36, of Merrillville, Indiana, pled guilty before District Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen to the felony offense of mail fraud.Sentencing has been set for 5/21/14. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randall Stewart.

Roy Dunn, 60, of Winamac, Indiana, a defendant in the case US v Hoosier EMS Inc. et al., pled guilty before District Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen to the felony offense of conspiracy to submit fraudulent claims to Medicare in connection with ambulance transportation for Medicare recipients in Northwest Indiana.Sentencing has been set for 5/20/14. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the US Department of Health and Human Services.This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Diane Berkowitz and Thomas McGrath.

Jeanetta Brown, 32, of Calumet City, Illinois, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Paul Cherry to the felony offense of making false statements with respect to information required to be kept in the records of a federally licensed firearms dealer in connection with the purchase of a firearm.Magistrate Cherry is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea.Parties have 10 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dean Lanter.

James Gerodemos, 50, of Schererville, Indiana, pled guilty before Chief Judge Philip Simon to the felony offense of engaging in the business of dealing in explosive material without a license.This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas McGrath.

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