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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

December 30, 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:

 

Vernon Thomas, 47, of the 2100 block of South Scott, South Bend, Indiana, and currently incarcerated, pled guilty before Senior Judge James Moody to counts 2 and 5 of an indictment charging him with assault of a federal official. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation . This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Philip Benson.

 

Francesca Foster, 33, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, pled guilty before Chief Judge Philip Simon to counts one through four of an indictment charging her with identity theft. Sentencing has been set for 4/5/11. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Susan Collins and Jacqueline Jacobs.

 

Rosetta Buchanan, 36, of Chicago, Illinois, pled guilty before Chief Judge Philip Simon to counts One through four of an indictment charging her with identity theft. Sentencing has been set for 4/5/11. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Susan Collins and Jacqueline Jacobs.

 

Antoine Hawkins, 27, of Chicago, Illinois, pled guilty before Senior Judge James Moody to count one of an indictment charging him with bank fraud. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by United States Secret Service. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randall Stewart.

 

Tashanna Standfield, 29, of Gary, Indiana, pled guilty before Chief Judge Philip Simon to count one of an indictment charging her with making false statements to obtain a firearm. Sentencing has been set for 3/24/11. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives HIDTA Task Force . This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dean Lanter.

 

Marshan Gildon, 27, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced by Chief Judge Philip Simon to 45 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count three of an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Gildon was previously convicted of the felony offenses of resisting law enforcement and battery. This case was the result of an investigation by. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga.

 

Tony Hawkins, 28, of Hammond, Indiana, was sentenced by Chief Judge Philip Simon to 42 months imprisonment and years 3 of supervised release after pleading guilty to count one of an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Hawkins was previously convicted of the felony offense of criminal confinement This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nicholas Padillla.

 

Felipe Deleon, 27, of Hammond, Indiana, was sentenced by Chief Judge Philip Simon to 120 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count one of an indictment charging him with solicitation to commit murder. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation GRIT Task Force. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga.

 

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.