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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Indiana
Clifford D. Johnson, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Michigan City Man Sentenced to 52 Months in Prison

SOUTH BEND – Sergio Adams, 33 years old, of Michigan City, Indiana was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr., on his plea of guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Adams was sentenced to 52 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, in November 2021, police responded to an alert and recovered a handgun that had been possessed by Sergio Adams. At the time of this offense, he was on supervised release. A search of Adams’ criminal history revealed he has three prior felony convictions, any one of which prohibit him from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Michigan City Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank E. Schaffer.

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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