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United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

M01-204 S. Main Street

South Bend, IN 46601




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton

February 8, 2010                                                                                PHONE: (219) 937-5500

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

                                                                                                   



ACTVITY IN FEDERAL COURT - SOUTH BEND

 

 

South Bend, IN—The United States Attorney's Office announced:

 

            Gregory Brown, 53, of South Bend, Indiana, plead guilty on 2/8/10 before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm. Sentencing has been set for May 17, 2010. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

 

            Kyleen Purcell, 38, of Niles, Michigan, was sentenced on 2/8/09 by Judge Robert Miller, Jr., to 1 months imprisonment, 3 years supervised release, 3 months home detention, and $13,833.09 in restitution after pleading guilty to mail fraud. Purcell admitted in the plea agreement that beginning in late 2008 and continuing through July 2009, she stole monies from her employer, a plastic surgeon in South Bend, Indiana. She was a full time employee for this surgeon, and worked in the front office. She stole these monies with the office manager for this doctor who had the authority to write and sign checks on the office checking account. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.

 

            Brandi Parks, 22, of Niles Michigan, was sentenced on 2/8/10 by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 2 months imprisonment, 3 years supervised release, 8 months home detention, and $3,259.67 in restitution after pleading guilty to distribution of a controlled substance. In the plea agreement, Parks admitted that beginning in approximately late 2008 and continuing through July 2009, she stole hydrocodone and other prescription medicines from her employer, a plastic surgeon in South Bend, Indiana. Parks was the receptionist for this surgeon. Using an account that her employer had with a drug supply company, she ordered these controlled substances including hydrocodone from the supplier without authorization. I would then receive the shipment from the supplier and remove the controlled substance pills from the shipment. Parks used these controlled substances personally and also provided them to others persons. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald 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.