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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, IN 46802-3489



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton

July, 20, 2010                                                                              PHONE: (219) 937-5603

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 the following activity in federal court:

 

Juan Alfonso Salas, 21, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge William C. Lee to 94 months imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count one of an indictment charging him with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base (crack cocaine). This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives and the Fort Wayne Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert Trgovich.

 

Laura A. Wass, 21, of Hamilton, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Theresa Springmann to 12 months and 1 day imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count one of an indictment charging her with manufacture of a controlled substance, namely, 100 or more marijuana plants. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Ashley Police Department, the Indiana State Police, the Hamilton Police Department and the the United States Postal Inspection Service. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Geller.

 

Jose Zapata, 38, of Marion, Indiana, plead guilty before Judge Theresa Springmann to count one of an indictment charging him with receipt of material involving the sexual exploitation of a minor. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Cyber Crime Task Force, the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Indiana State Police, the Allen County Police Department, and the Hamilton County Metro Crimes Against Children Task Force. This case is being 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.