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
July 19, 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 the following activity in federal court:
Jason Ingram, 32 (11/16/77), of the 9000 block of S. Laflin, Chicago, Illinois, plead guilty before Senior Judge James Moody to possessing a firearm and ammunition as a felon. In August 2009, Ingram was arrested by the Gary Police Department in possession of a loaded, stolen .380 caliber firearm and a box of .380 caliber ammunition. Ingram has four prior felony convictions, including one conviction for delivery of a controlled substance, two convictions for possession of a controlled substance, and one conviction for unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. Ingram has been in custody since his August 2009 arrest. This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives /HIDTA Task Force and the Gary Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dean Lanter.
Courtney Washington, 26 (3/27/84), of the 4900 block of Kennedy Avenue, East Chicago, Indiana, was charged in a felony criminal complaint with being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to the government, Washington was arrested on the night of July 16, 2010, following fleeing from police in possession of a .40 caliber pistol loaded with 28 rounds of ammunition in an extended magazine. Washington tossed the firearm into a vehicle belonging to him, from which the firearm, crack, marijuana, and approximately $1,400 in cash were recovered. Washington has a prior felony conviction for possession of a controlled substance. Washington is currently in state custody on an unrelated matter. This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives/HIDTA Task Force and the East Chicago Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dean Lanter.
Nicole Toney, 27 (8/19/82), of the 6000 block of Chapel, Chicago, Illinois, plead guilty before Senior Judge James Moody to counts one and seven of an indictment charging her with conspiracy and social security fraud. This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Toi Houston.
Latorise Genises Johnson, 28 (12/4/81), of the 1700 block of W. 5th Avenue, Gary, Indiana, plead guilty before Senior Judge James Moody to count one of an indictment charging her with false statements on an ATF form when purchasing firearms. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives/HIDTA Task Force, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nicholas Padilla.
Re-sentencing was held simultaneously for Dr. Charles Randall Chube, 48 (5/27/62), and Dr. David Demaret Chube, II, 51 (8/26/58), before Judge Rudy Lozano. Dr. Charles Randall Chube was sentenced to a term of 25 months on count 10s, with all time considered served. The defendant shall be credited for the time already served. Upon release the defendant is to be placed on supervised release for a term of 15 years. A previously imposed special assessment of $100 and fine payable to USDC Clerk in the amount of $40,000 are due in full immediately. Dr. David Demaret Chube, II, was sentenced to a term of 70 months. This consists of 70 months on count 5, 60 months on counts 10, 11 and 12 and 70 months on counts 20 and 21, with all counts to be served concurrently. The defendant shall be credited for the time already served. The defendant will be placed on supervised release for a term of 15 years on each of counts 5s, 10s, 11s and 12s and 3 years on each of counts 20s and 21s, to be served concurrently; a previously imposed $600 special assessment and $60,000 fine are due immediately. Dr. David Randall Chube II is to report to the Bureau of Prisons designated facility or US Marshal by noon on August 18, 2010. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Diane Berkowitz.
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.