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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
Thursday, April 21, 2022

Portage Man Sentenced To 27 Months In Prison

For Making a False Statement in Firearm Purchase

HAMMOND- Luis Carlos Marin, Jr., 31 years old, of Portage, Indiana, was sentenced by  United States District Court Judge Philip P. Simon on his plea of guilty to making a false statement in connection with the acquisition of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Marin was sentenced to 27 months in prison followed by 1 year of supervised release.   

According to documents in the case, between March 26, 2020, and July 13, 2020, Marin  purchased a total of 24 firearms from federally licensed firearm dealers.  While purchasing the firearms, Marin made false statements on the ATF Form 4473 in violation of federal law.  

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives with the assistance of the Chicago Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Padilla.    

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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