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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

June 18, 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 that the following indictments were returned on June 17, 2010:

 

Robert Reillo, DOB 7/21/1979, of East Chicago, Indiana, was charged by indictment with one count of possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, and being a felon in possession of ammunition. Reillo was previously convicted of Criminal Recklessness in 1998 in the Superior Court of Lake County, Indiana. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Grit Task Force, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dean Lanter.

 

Benjamin Walton, DOB 2/3/1982, of Gary, Indiana, was charged by indictment with being a felon in possession of a firearm, to wit: a Taurus, .38 caliber revolver. Walton was previously convicted of battery by bodily waste in 2010 in the Superior Court of Lake County, Indiana; of possession of cocaine in 2008 in the Superior Court of Lake County, Indiana; of possession of cocaine in 2005 in the Superior Court of Lake County; and of use of a telephone in aid of narcotics offense in 2001 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Hammond Division. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dean Lanter.

 

Eric Caldwell, DOB 5/11/1991, of Country Club Hills, Illinois, was charged by indictment with conspiracy to sell stolen firearms, being a felon in possession of firearms, and possession of a machinegun. Caldwell was previously convicted of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance in 2001 in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois; and of theft in 2001 in the Circuit Court of De Kalb County, Illinois. This case was investigated the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dean Lanter.

 

Shaun Kimbrough, DOB 9/25/1985, of Gary, Indiana, was charged by indictment with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Kimbrough was previously convicted of resisting law enforcement in 2009. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives and the Gary Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Kolar.

 

Robin King, DOB 5/5/1961, of Kouts, Indiana, was charged by indictment with possession of one hundred (100) or more marijuana plants with the intent to manufacture and distribute marijuana; possession with intent to distribute a quantity of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of marijuana; maintaining a drug-involved premises; and being a felon in possession of a firearm, to wit: a RG 14, .22 caliber pistol and a Mossberg, model 500A, 12 gauge shotgun. King was previously convicted of conspiracy to deliver marijuana in January, 1993 in the District Court of Lincoln County, Wyoming. This case was investigated by Drug Enforcement Administration. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga.

 

Jesus Sotelo-Diaz, DOB 3/2/1976, of Merrillville, Indiana, Froylan Sotelo-Diaz, DOB 10,6,1974, of Hobart, Indiana, and Adolpho Juan Sotelo, DOB 5/3/1985, of Indianapolis, Indiana, were charged by indictment with possession with intent to distribute and distribute five hundred (500) grams or more of cocaine, distribution of cocaine, and being aliens in the United States, did knowingly and unlawfully elude examination and inspection by immigration officers. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration/HIDTA Task Force, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga.

 

Javier Cruz, DOB 6/27/1971, Manuel Morell, Jr., DOB 11/29/1963, both of Chicago, Illinois, were charged by indictment with drug trafficking. Cruz was charged with one count of distribution of cocaine, and one count of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine. Morell, Jr., was charged with one count of distribution of cocaine. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration/HIDTA Task Force, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga.

 

Frederick Evans, DOB 5/5/1983, of East Chicago, Indiana, was charged by indictment on May 19, 2010, with distribution of crack cocaine. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation GRIT Task Force, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dean Lanter.

 

 

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.