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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Indiana
For Immediate Release
Clifford D. Johnson, United States Attorney
Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Gary Man Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

HAMMOND- Daiquan McClinton, 21 years old, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge Jon E. DeGuilio after pleading guilty to possessing an unregistered machinegun, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

McClinton was sentenced to 18 months in prison followed by 1 year of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, in March 2022, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop in Gary, Indiana. McClinton illegally possessed a loaded pistol with a machinegun conversion device attached to it, making it capable of firing multiple shots with a single pull of the trigger. The firearm was not registered to him in the National Firearm Registration and Transfer record, making his possession of it illegal.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Indiana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Task Force and the Lake County Sheriff’s Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin F. Wolff.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

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