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United States Attorney David Capp Northern District of Indiana

5400 Federal Plaza, Suite 1500

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Hammond, IN 46320

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton February 11, 2010                                                               PHONE: (219) 937-5603 Fax: (219) 852-2770

FEDERAL GRAND JURY IN SOUTH BEND RETURNS INDICTMENT

South Bend, IN—The United States Attorney's Office announced that a Grand Jury sitting in South Bend, Indiana, returned the following Indictment on February 11, 2010:

DENNIS LAVENGOOD, age 23, of Winamac, Indiana, was charged in a one count Indictment with one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank E. Schaffer, who can be reached at 574-236-8287 for any inquiries.

The specific sentence 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.

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