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Schereville Restaurant Owners Indicted

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The US Attorneys Office in Hammond says the owners of the Paragon Restaurant in Schererville and T-and-M Daycare in Calumet City have been indicted by the Grand Jury sitting for the Northern District of Indiana. United States Attorney David Capp announced 38-year-old Michael McClellan was charged with one count of harboring illegal aliens and three counts of mail fraud. McClellan, and his wife 36-year-old Tina McClellan, were also charged with one count of making money transactions in criminally derived property.

The McClellans had their initial appearance Thursday and will be formally arraigned next month. The Times is reporting the couple's attorney says they are prepared to plead not guilty to accusations.

The charges followed an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Division, the US Department of Labor-Office of the Inspector General, the Social Security Administration-Office of the Inspector General, and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

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