Indiana Man Sentenced to 57 Months for Firearms Offense
HAMMOND, Ind. - Alfred A. Cooke, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Merrillville, Indiana, and U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson for the Northern District of Indiana announced that Bruce Leipart, 39, of Hobart, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge James T. Moody on his plea of guilty to being a felon in possession of firearms.
Leipart was sentenced to 57 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release.
According to documents in the case, in October 2018, law enforcement recovered six firearms and multiple extended magazines from Leipart’s residence. Leipart’s criminal history revealed he had a prior felony conviction for a controlled substance offense, and as such, was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition.
This case was investigated by the DEA with the assistance of the Porter County Sheriff’s Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Caitlin M. Padula.