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Date: 11-16-2021

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United States of America v. Austin Williams

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Judge: Philip P. Simon

Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana (Lake County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office

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Description: Hammond, Indiana criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with felony possession of a firearm.

Austin Williams, 28, of Gary, Indiana, was with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to documents in the case, on November 18, 2020, in Hobart, Indiana, law enforcement executed a search warrant on a residence and recovered a firearm possessed by Williams at that residence. Williams has prior felony convictions for intimidation, dealing in a controlled substance, and attempted theft. His criminal history reveals he also has six prior misdemeanor convictions, to include domestic battery, possession of a controlled substance, and visiting a common nuisance.

This case was the result of the investigative efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Gang Response Investigative Team and the Hobart Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Caitlin M. Padula.

Outcome: Williams was sentenced to 36 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.

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