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United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

M01-204 S. Main Street

South Bend, IN 46601



Hammond                                                 South Bend                                               Fort Wayne

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton

December 9, 2010                                                                              PHONE: (219) 937-5500

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

FEDERAL GRAND JURY IN SOUTH BEND RETURN INDICTMENTS


South Bend, IN—The United States Attorney's Office announced that a Grand Jury sitting in South Bend, Indiana, returned the following Indictments on December 8, 2010:

 

Maria L. Mendoza, 49, Cromwell, Indiana, was charged in a two-count Indictment with two counts of false use of a Social Security Number not assigned to her. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by Social Security Administration and the Indiana State Police. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John M. Maciejczyk.

 

Raymundo Cabrales, 23, Elkhart, Indiana, was charged in a six-count Indictment with one count being a felon in possession of a firearm; three counts of distribution of marijuana; one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Elkhart Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald J. Schmid.

 

 

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 Indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.