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

January 13 , 2010                                                                                PHONE: (219) 937-5500

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





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


Linzy Glover, 37, of East Chicago, Indiana, was sentenced by Senior Judge James Moody to 92 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to possessing a shotgun modified such that it had a barrel length of less than eighteen (18) inches, that was not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record. Glover will forfeit a Winchester, 12 gauge, semi-automatic shotgun. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives/HIDTA Task Force , and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dean Lanter.


Mellina Land, 41, of Griffith, Indiana, plead guilty before Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen to Counts 1, 9, 13, 14, and 17 of an Indictment charging her with wire fraud and identity theft. Land represented herself to be an Independent Travel Agent whereby she solicited individuals by claiming to make and schedule travel arrangements upon prepayment and then failed to provide the services for which she was hired. Sentencing has been set for March 31, 2010. This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Toi Houston.


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.