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
January 11, 2010 PHONE: (219) 937-5500
www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ Fax: (219) 852-2770
ACTIVITY IN FEDERAL COURT - SOUTH BEND
Hammond, Indiana—The United States Attorney's Office announced:
Heather Marvin, 30, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced on 1/7/10 by Chief Judge Robert Miller, Jr., to 24 months on each of counts 5 and 8 of an Indictment to be served concurrently to each other, to be followed by a 3 year supervised release on each count to be served concurrently to each other. Marvin was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $19,385.11. Marvin plead guilty to bank fraud. Marvin admitted in a plea agreement that she used a credit card with National City Bank in the name of another person to pay for expenses for her children at La Petite Academy located in St. Joseph County, Indiana on October 12 and October 18, 2007. Marvin knew that using this credit card to purchase goods and services would defraud the National City Bank. This case was investigated by the United States Postal Service, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaeffer.
Jesus Reyes-Roque, 49, a citizen of Mexico, plead guilty on 1/8/10 before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to illegally re-entering the United States after being deported. Reyes-Roque admitted that, in or around August 2009, he was found in the United States after having been deported therefrom on or about October 14, 2005, at or near Nogales, Arizona, and not having obtained the express consent of the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reapply for admission to the United States. He further admitted that he had a previous conviction for an “aggravated felony”. This case was investigated by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jesse Barrett.
Thomas Crenko, 30, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, plead guilty on 1/5/10 before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to being an illegal drug user in possession of a firearm. Crenko admitted in the plea agreement that he was driving through Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana on August 1, 2009. He smoked marijuana while driving and had more marijuana in his possession when police stopped his car in Indiana. In the vehicle he had two guns, a FN Herstal, handgun, 5,7x28 caliber, and a Barrett, rifle, .50 caliber, model M82A1(with scope). This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jesse Barrett.
Mark Friedersdorf, 46, of Macy, Indiana, plead guilty on 1/4/10 before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to being an illegal drug user in possession of a firearm. In his plea agreement, Friedersdorf admitted that he possessed 14 firearms, as well as ammunition, in June 2009. At the same time these guns were in his home he admitted that he cultivated and used marijuana in his home. Sentencing has been set for April 5, 2010. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jesse Barrett.
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.