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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Northern District of Indiana

www.justice.gov/usao/inn

For Immediate Release

November 15, 2013

David Capp, United States Attorney

Contact: Mary Hatton
219) 937-5603
mary.hatton@usdoj.gov

10 Year Sentenced Imposed in Gun Crime

Hammond, Indiana — The United States Attorney David Capp announced that George Black, 53, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced by Senior District Judge Rudy Lozano to 120 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possession of a stolen firearm. According to documents filed in this case, Black has 3 prior felony convictions for burglaries in Wisconsin and was on probation for the most recent conviction at the time of his arrest. This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives HIDTA Task Force and the Indiana State Police. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nicholas Padilla.

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