Criminal Justice News

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Indictment Returned in Hammond Federal Court

HAMMOND, IN—The United States Attorney’s Office announced that the following indictment was returned on June 6, 2012 and unsealed on June 11, 2012:

Francisco Rodriguez, 41, of Chicago, Illinois, was charged in an indictment with two counts of wire fraud. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Indiana State Police. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Gary Bell.

The United States Attorney’s Office emphasized that an indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

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.

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