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Week in Review—Hammond

U.S. Attorney’s Office January 25, 2013
  • Northern District of Indiana (219) 937-5500

HAMMOND, IN—The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity in Federal Court:


Phillip Rucker, 42, of Gary, Indiana, a defendant in the case U.S. v Haymon et al., was sentenced by Senior District Judge Rudy Lozano to 30 months’ imprisonment, restitution of $73,488.95, and one year of supervised release after being found guilty at trial of the felony offense of wire fraud. Rucker participated in a scheme to defraud lenders and others by providing false information on loan applications and HUD-1 settlement statements and by recruiting individuals to purchase real estate in Gary, Indiana, on behalf of Jerry Haymon. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Gary Bell.

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