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United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

E. Ross Adair Federal Building & United States Courthouse

1300 South Harrison Street, Room 3128

Fort Wayne, IN 46802-3489



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton

April 30, 2010                                                                             PHONE: (219) 937-5603

Fax: (219) 852-2770



ACTIVITY IN FEDERAL COURT - FORT WAYNE


Fort Wayne, IN—The United States Attorney's Office announced the following activity in federal court:

 

 

Daniel C. Portee, 48, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, plead guilty on 4/28/10 before Judge Theresa Springmann to being a felon in possession of a firearm, to wit; a Norinco SKS rifle with a magazine and 10 rounds of ammunition. Portee was previously convicted of intimidation in 2006 and robbery in 1990. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives and the Fort Wayne Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Geller.

 

John Minnifield, 33, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, plead guilty on 4/29/10 before Judge Theresa Springmann to possession with the intent to distribute controlled substances, namely less than 500 grams of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, and 5 grams or more but less than 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. This case was investigated by the Fort Wayne Police Department, and the Gang Narcotics Enforcement Team (G-NET), which is comprised of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Indiana State Police, the Fort Wayne Police Department, and Allen County Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Anthony Geller and Tina Nommay.

 

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.