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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Clifford D. Johnson, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Gary Man Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison

HAMMOND- Khalil Swader, 26 years old, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Philip P. Simon after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Swader was sentenced to 37 months in prison followed by 1 year of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, on July 11, 2022, law enforcement attempted to pull over a vehicle for speeding in Gary, Indiana. Before the vehicle stopped, Swader threw a loaded semi-automatic pistol with an extended magazine out the window. Swader’s criminal history revealed that he had a 2020 federal felony conviction for possessing a firearm as a felon, and as such, he was prohibited from possessing the firearm. Swader was also on supervised release for his 2020 conviction at the time of the instant crime.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives/Indiana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Task Force with the assistance of the Gary Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Toth.

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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