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Date: 04-03-2024

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United States of America v. Herman Lamont Banks

Case Number: 2:19-cr-00132

Judge: Jon E. DeGuilio

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

Plaintiff's Attorney: The United States Attorney’s Office in Hammond

Defendant's Attorney: John Maksimovich - 219-663-1900


Hammond, Indiana criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm .

Indianapolis Man Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison

Herman Lamont Banks, 49 years old was sentenced after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

0n September 29, 2019, law enforcement was dispatched to a welfare check outside a bar located in Gary, Indiana. Law enforcement discovered Banks asleep or unconscious behind the wheel of a running car with its headlights on. As Banks eventually woke up and got out of the car, officers saw and recovered a firearm with a loaded drum magazine attached to it from under the driver’s seat. Bank’s criminal history revealed he had two prior federal felony narcotic convictions, and as such was prohibited from possessing the firearm or ammunition in this case.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Indiana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Task Force and the Gary Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Joel L. Mathur and Kevin F. Wolff.


Defendant was found guilty and sentenced to 70 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.

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