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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Thomas L. Kirsch II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Griffith Man Sentenced to 84 Months In Prison

For Possession of a Firearm Prior to Thwarted Home Invasion Robbery

HAMMOND- Mohammad Amara, 28, of Griffith, Indiana, was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Court Judge James T. Moody upon his plea of guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.
Amara was sentenced to 84 months in prison.
According to documents in the case, on March 20, 2018, Amara was arrested in Griffith, Indiana, following possessing a firearm. At the time of his arrest, Amara was planning a home invasion robbery and possessed a backpack containing latex gloves, a hoodie, and other clothing to be used during the robbery. Amara was on parole for a prior robbery conviction at the time of his arrest. Amara has six prior felony convictions, including convictions for robbery, controlled substance possession, forgery, and three theft convictions.
This case was investigated by ATF. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nicholas J. Padilla.
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