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.