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United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

M01-204 S. Main Street

South Bend, IN 46601



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton May 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:Henry Livous, 34, of Elkhart, Indiana, was sentenced on 5/10/10 by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 37 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to being felon in possession of a firearm. Livous was previously convicted of two felony crimes including carrying a concealed weapon in 2006, and manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance in 2007. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.

Seth R. King, 22, of Knox, Indiana, was sentenced on 5/10/10 by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 36 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

Bryan Duffy, 24, of LaPorte, Indiana, plead guilty on 5/6/10 before Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to count 1 of an indictment charging him with possession with the intent to distribute psylocybin (mushroom). Sentencing has been set for July 22, 2010. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

Dominique Ford, 22, of currently incarcerated, plead guilty on 5/10/10 before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to count 1 of the indictment, which charged her with stealing funds from the Social Security Administration. Ford applied for Social Security benefits for the care of her son. After her son had moved Ford knew that she was no longer entitled to benefits, but did not inform the SSA. The amount of benefits she received during the period that her son was living with his father was approximately $6,012. Sentencing has been set for August 11, 2010. This case was investigated by the Social Security Administration, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jesse Barrett.

Tony Heroy, 30, of Elkhart, Indiana, plead guilty on 5/11/10 before Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to count 1 of the indictment that charges him possession of a firearm while under felony indictment. Sentencing has been set for August 12, 2010. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

Carlos Velazco-Ramirez, 37, of Logansport, Indian, plead guilty on 5/12/10 before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to re-entry of a deported alien. In a plea agreement, Velazco-Ramirez admitted that he is a citizen of Mexico and in this country illegally. In February, 2005 he was convicted of a felony for dealing cocaine, under the name of Carmen Santiago. After that conviction, he was removed from the United States after being released from the Indiana Department of Correction on May 18, 2007. On January 4, 2010 he was arrested in Cass County, Indiana on a probation violation. Sentencing has been set for August 10, 2010. This case was investigated by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Maciejcyk.

 

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.