5th District Congresswoman Susan Brooks introduced The Respecting the Institution of Congress Act.
The legislation requires offenders to serve more jail time but also reduces penalties for lower-level felonies.
Prosecutor Terry Curry calls it a plot for more than $300,000 in insurance money.
John Lee Adams III is accused of robbing the Peoples State Bank on Clarizz Blvd. on Bloomington's east side on Nov. 15 of last year.
Financier Tim Durham's lawyer says the government's recommendation of up to 225 years in prison is unreasonable, considering the severity of the convictions.
More women than ever are going to prison in Indiana, and because the majority of women serve sentences of between two and 10 years, most of them will get out.
Charlie White has been sentenced to one year of home detention and community service along with a $1,000 fine.
A Senate bill would allow convicted felons to have their class D-felonies converted to misdemeanors.
US Attorney Joseph Hogsett said Indiana has developed a reputation where it is easy to gain possession of a weapon through illegal means.
One recommendation the Commission approved lowers theft from a felony to a misdemeanor if the value of the items stolen is less than $750.