For Immediate Release
Chicago, Illinois, Man Sentenced
For Heroin Conspiracy and Wire Fraud
SOUTH BEND - Gregory Brown, age 37, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced before South Bend District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio for his role in a heroin distribution conspiracy and wire fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.
Brown was sentenced to 235 months imprisonment followed by 4 years of supervised release.
According to documents in this case, between January and April 2016, Brown and others distributed heroin in the Michigan City area. Combined, these conspirators distributed between one and three kilograms of heroin. Also in April, Brown and others posted bond for a person who was housed at the LaPorte County Jail using a stolen credit card number. Brown has previously been convicted of murder, aggravated battery, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, and possession of a controlled substance all in Illinois.
This case was investigated by ATF with assistance from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan City Police Department. The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Molly Donnelly and Frank Schaffer.