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United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

5400 Federal Plaza, Suite 1500

Hammond, Indiana 46320



Hammond                                                 South Bend                                               Fort Wayne

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton

April 15, 2010                                                                                     PHONE: (219) 937-5500

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



ACTIVITY IN FEDERAL COURT - HAMMOND

 

 

 

Hammond, Indiana—The United States Attorney's Office announced:

 

Antonio Trevino, 26, of Hobart, Indiana, was sentenced on 4/14/10 before Chief Judge Philip Simon to 96 months imprisonment and 4 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to possession with the intent to distribute cocaine. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Kolar.

 

Lashawn Tanner, 35, of West Lafayette, Indiana, was sentenced on 4/13/10 by Senior Judge Rudy Lozano to 216 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to an Information charging possession with intent to distribute at least one hundred and fifty (150) kilograms of cocaine . This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Nozick.

 

Jamie Catizone, 22, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced on 4/13/10 by Chief Judge Philip Simon to 24 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to possession with the intent to distribute cocaine. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas Ratcliffe.

 

James Wilkerson, 29, of Lake Station, Indiana, plead guilty on 4/14/10 before Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen to knowingly and intentionally possessing with the intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime. Sentencing is set for June 24, 2010. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Grit Task Force, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas Ratcliffe.

 

Turnley Horton, 26, of Gary, Indiana, plead guilty on 4/14/10 before Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen to knowingly making false statements and representations regarding a material fact with respect to the lawfulness of the sale of a Smith & Wesson Model 9 mm semi-automatic pistol from a federally licensed firearms dealer, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Horton represented that he was not at that time convicted in any court of a felony or any other crime for which the judge could have imprisoned him for more than one year, when, in truth, he had previously been convicted of a felony offense. Sentencing has been set for June 23, 2010. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Susan Collins.

 

The specific sentence in each case to be imposed upon conviction will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.