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United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

M01-204 S. Main Street

South Bend, IN 46601



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton August 4, 2010                                                                                   PHONE: (219) 937-5603 www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/                                                                   Fax: (219) 852-2770ACTIVITY IN FEDERAL COURT - SOUTH BEND

South Bend, IN—The United States Attorney's Office announced the following activity in Federal Court:

Timothy J. Warrick, 60, of Culver, Indiana, was charged in a complaint with distribution and possession of child pornography. Warrick had his initial appearance on August 2,2010 before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein and has been remanded to custody. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Maciejczyk.

Gregory Downey, 28, of LaPorte, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to count one of an indictment charging him with making counterfeit United States Currency. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the United States Secret Service and the LaPorte City Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Maciejczyk.

Luis Vazquez, Jr., 38, of , plead guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to count one of an indictment charging him with escape. Vazquez admitted in his plea agreement that on April 27, 2010, he failed to return as required to the the PACT Bradley Residential Re-Entry Center, Michigan City, Indiana. He had been sentenced in May, 2007 for the offense of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of five kilograms of cocaine. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the United States Marshal’s Service. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jesse Barrett.

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.

 

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