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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Indiana

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Clifford D. Johnson
, United States Attorney

Chicago Man Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison

For Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

HAMMOND- Jeremiah Taylor, 29, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge James T. Moody after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Taylor was sentenced to 21 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, in March 2020, Taylor possessed a loaded firearm after having been previously convicted of a felony. Taylor has prior felony convictions for aggravated battery on a peace officer and criminal damage to government property.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Gary Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin F. Wolff.

This case was prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Chicago Field Division