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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, January 6, 2022
Clifford D. Johnson
, United States Attorney

South Bend Man Sentenced to 30 Months of Imprisonment

For Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

SOUTH BEND-Michael Dale Kindley, 45, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge Jon E. DeGuilio following his guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Kindley was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by 1 years of supervised release.

According to documents filed in the case, in August of 2020, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop in which they learned Kindley was driving without a driver’s license in a car that did not belong to him. At the time of the stop, Kindley had a handgun, over $2,000 cash, two bags filled with an assortment of prescription pills, and was on probation for a felony conviction of possessing methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Indiana State Police. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly Schultz.

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.

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