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 22, 2010 PHONE: (219) 937-5500
www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ Fax: (219) 852-2770
ACTIVITY IN FEDERAL COURT - HAMMOND
Hammond, Indiana—The United States Attorney's Office announced:
Dawn Campbell, 29, of Chicago, Illinois, was arrested on 1/21/10 following being indicted in a five-count indictment for making materially false statements at federally licensed firearms dealers in Northwest Indiana in purchasing eight semi-automatic pistols between 2005 and 2007. According to the government, Campbell falsely stated that the firearms she was purchasing were for her when in fact they were for another individual. According to the government, multiple firearms purchased by her were later recovered by the Chicago Police Department with the serial numbers removed. This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives/HIDTA Task Force, and the Chicago Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dean Lanter.
Gerald Jones, 22, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced on 1/21/10 by Senior Judge Rudy Lozano to 21 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, to wit; a Glock model 17 9mm semi-automatic pistol. Jones had been convicted of auto theft in February, 2008. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga.
Jamie Catizone, 22, of Gary, Indiana, plead guilty on 1/21/10 before Judge Philip Simon to possession with the intent to distribute cocaine. Sentencing has been set for April 13, 2010. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas Ratcliffe.
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.
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.
Scheduled next week in Hammond:
1/27 Richard Vasquez Sentencing 1 PM
1/28 Benjamin Isom Change of Plea 11 AM
Kwasi Mitchell Sentencing 1 PM
Anthony Reaves, Jr. Sentencing 1 PM
Tommie Lee Thompson Sentencing 1:30 PM
Antrione Manning Sentencing 2 PM
1/29 Anthony Rodriguez Sentencing 10:30 AM
Jeffrey Fox Sentencing 1 PM