United States Attorney David Capp
Northern District of Indiana
M01-204 S. Main Street
South Bend, IN 46601
Hammond South Bend Fort Wayne
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton March 11, 2010 PHONE: (219) 937-5603 www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ Fax: (219) 852-2770ACTIVITY IN FEDERAL COURT - SOUTH BEND
South Bend, IN—The United States Attorney's Office announced:
Dennis Jamison, 42, of Claypool, Indiana, was sentenced on 2/24/10 before Judge Robert Miller, Jr., to 36 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release after having been found guilty after a 2 day jury trial of possession of an unregistered destructive devise, to wit: a sawed-off shotgun. This case was investigated by the the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives Project Disarm Task Force and the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.
Suzanne McCray, 31, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was sentenced on 3/9/10 by Judge Robert Miller, Jr., to 33 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to transporting stolen firearms from Indiana to Illinois in the case US vs Fry et al . Restitution was ordered in the amount of $7854.99. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jesse Barrett.
Tyler Eichorst, 29, of Indianapolis, Indiana, plead guilty on 3/10/10 before Judge Robert Miller, Jr., to making false statements during the acquisition of a firearm, to wit: a .308 carbine rifle as well as 68 boxes of .308 ammunition. Eichorst represented that he was living in South Bend, Indiana when in fact he was really living in Indianapolis at the time. Additionally, he falsely stated that he was not a user of any controlled substance when in fact he was at the time. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives Project Disarm Task Force, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.
Byron Canada plead guilty on 3/11/10 before Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy. Canada engaged in a scheme to defraud various persons and entities of monies using offices maintained in South Bend, Indiana. The scheme began around 2004 and continued into 2009. The scheme to defraud consisted of Canada and various accomplices falsely representing that they could provide loans and financing for various business, real estate, and church projects that were being pursued by victims. As part of the scheme, Canada solicited up front payments of fees ranging from $5,000 to more than $225,000 from victims as advance payment of fees for the loans and financing. Canada along with others then kept these fees even when no financing or loans were ever provided as promised. This case was investigated by Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.
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.