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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

June 25, 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:

 

Tony Rice, 29, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced on 6/21/10 by Judge Theresa Springmann to 120 months imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to possession with the intent to distribute 5 grams or more of cocaine base (crack cocaine), and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Fort Wayne Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Geller.

 

Richard D. Schwab, 57, of Auburn, Indiana, was sentenced on 6/25/10 by Judge Theresa Springmann to 2 years probation and 6 months of home detention after pleading guilty to an information charging him with embezzlement of union funds. Schwab was ordered to pay restitution of $4,700 to the Union. This case was investigated by the Department of Labor, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lovita Morris King.

 

Carlos Ramirez, 33, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, plead guilty on 6/23/10 before Judge Theresa Springmann to count 2 of an indictment charging him with distribution or aiding and abetting distribution of a controlled substance, that being 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina Nommay.

 

 

Leroy Wilson, Jr., 34, of Fort Wayne, Indiana plead guilty on 6/14/10 before Judge Theresa Springmann to counts 2 and 3 of an indictment charging him with distribution of crack cocaine, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Upon conviction, Wilson will forfeit an Intertec, Model AB-10, 9mm handgun; a Smith & Wesson, Model 5903, 9mm handgun; a Ruger, Model P90, .45 caliber handgun; and $19,580.00. Wilson was previously convicted of criminal recklessness in 2002. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives, and the Fort Wayne Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina Nommay.

 

Brandon Terry, 25, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, plead guilty on 6/16/10 before Judge Theresa Springmann to count two of an indictment charging him with possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Fort Wayne Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina Nommay.

 

William Meeks, 28, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, plead guilty on 6/17/10 before Magistrate Judge Roger Cosbey to count one of an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Meeks was previously convicted of dealing in stolen property and grand theft firearm in 2006. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert Trgovich.

 

Travis Fogwell, 29, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, plead guilty on 6/21/10 before Magistrate Judge Roger Cosbey to counts seven and eight of an indictment charging him with possessing with the intent to distribute marijuana, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives, the Indiana State Police, and the Fort Wayne Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Geller.

 

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.