United States Attorney David Capp
Northern District of Indiana
E. Ross Adair Federal Building & United States Courthouse
1300 South Harrison Street, Room 3128
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802-3489
Hammond South Bend Fort Wayne
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton
January 22 , 2010 PHONE: (219) 937-5500
www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ Fax: (219) 852-2770
ACTIVITY IN FEDERAL COURT - FORT WAYNE
Fort Wayne, IN—The United States Attorney's Office announced:
Sharetha Robinson, 31, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, plead guilty on 1/22/10 before Judge Theresa Springmann to theft of government property. Robinson admitted that between March 2009 and continuing to September 2009, she converted to her own use approximately $4,683.00 in Supplemental Security Income benefit payments paid to her mother by the Social Security Administration, to which she knew she was not entitled because her mother had died in February 2009. Sentencing has been set for April 30, 2010. This case was investigated by the Social Security Administration and the Fort Wayne Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina Nommay.
Derrick Bullock, 37, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, plead guilty on 1/22/10 before Judge Theresa Springmann to possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine. Upon conviction Bullock will forfeit a Stoeger Industries, Llama, .380 caliber firearm, and approximately $2,800.00. Sentencing has been set for May 6, 2010. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Miller Lowery.
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.