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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 8, 2013

Week In Review – South Bend



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Mary L. Hatton

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

South Bend, Indiana -- The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that:

PLEA:

Jeffrey Scott, 52, of South Bend, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to the felony offense of possession of child pornography.Magistrate Nuechterlein is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea.Parties have 10 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation. Sentencing has been set for 5/19/13.This case resulted from an investigation by members of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Indiana State Police.This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Maciejczyk.

DISPOSITIONS:

Corey Fair, 19, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Jon DeGuilio to 220 months imprisonment, restitution of $1143.00 and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offenses of robbery.According to documents filed in this case, Fair admitted to robbing several South Bend business establishments: the Pizza Hut business on April 6, 2012; an Arbys business on April 9; and on April 11, 2012 an Express Cab driver, the Kitchenette business, the River Park Liquors business and another Pizza Hut business.This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

Daniel Young, 52, homeless in the area of Mishawaka, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 360 months imprisonment and lifetime supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of the production of child pornography. According to documents filed in this case, Young admitted that he had the opportunity to be alone with a 5 year old female and induced the child to engage in sexually explicit conduct with him which he recorded with a video camera. This case resulted from an investigation by members of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the St. Joseph County SVU and the Mishawaka Police Department.This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Maciejczyk.

Jesus DeLeon, Jr., 19, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Jon DeGuilio to 6 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release to include 6 months of location monitoring after pleading guilty to the felony offense of distribution of marijuana.According to documents filed in this case, DeLeon , Jr. assisted Oscar Ruelas traffic in marijuana in 2012. Specifically, DeLeon, Jr. delivered marijuana to Laporte County locations for Ruelas and was paid by Ruelas for these deliveries. DeLeon, Jr. also stored marijuana at his house for Ruelas – marijuana that was to be distributed. The house was located in South Bend, Indiana. This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the South Bend Police Department and the MSOS.This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.

Shawn Sanders, 44, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 60 months imprisonment and 4 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possession with the intent to distribute over 500 grams of cocaine.This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration.This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

Updated April 30, 2015