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

February 1, 2010                                                                                 PHONE: (219) 937-5500

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





Hammond, Indiana—The United States Attorney's Office announced:


Anthony K. Reaves, Jr., 24, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced on 1/28/10 by Judge Philip Simon to 15 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to making false statements regarding a material fact with respect to the lawfulness of the sale of a Smith & Wesson Model SW40E .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol from a federally licensed firearms dealer, in that he represented that he was not at that time under indictment for a felony when, in fact, he was under indictment for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang Adiga.


Benjamin Isom, 52, of Burnettsville, Indiana, plead guilty on 1/28/10 before Judge Philip Simon to receiving visual depictions, specifically, computer photographic images, that had been mailed, shipped and transported in interstate commerce, such visual depictions being of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct from March, 2005 to March 2006. Sentencing has been set for April 28. 2010. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Administration and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Philip C. Benson.



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.