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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Indiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 21, 2013

Indictments Returned In Hammond Federal Court



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Mary Hatton

www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ FAX (219) 852-2770

Hammond, Indiana- The United States Attorney’s Office announced that the following Indictments were returned on February 21, 2013:

Roberto Ramirez Cardona, 53, of Hammond, Indiana, was charged in an Indictment with distribution of heroin.These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the United States Postal Service-Office of the Inspector General.This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nicholas Padilla.

Julian Robert Rebeles, 21, of Hammond, Indiana, was charged in an Indictment with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives HIDTA Task Force.This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Nozick.

Scott Filbey, 47, of Walton, Kentucky, was charged in an Indictment with production of child pornography.This case resulted from an investigation by members of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, including the Indiana State Police, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, Franklin County Ohio Sheriff’s Department and the Cincinnati/Hamilton County Sheriff Electronics Computer Investigation Section.This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jill Koster.

Anthony Edward Stewart, 23, of East Chicago, Indiana, was charged in an Indictment with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives HIDTA Task force.This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Nozick.

William Weigand, 43, of Portage, Indiana, was charged in an Indictment with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives HIDTA Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Indiana State Police.This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Nozick.

The United States Attorney's Office emphasized that an Indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

Updated April 30, 2015