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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 13, 2010                                                                                     PHONE: (219) 937-5603 www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/                                                                   Fax: (219) 852-2770South Bend, IN—The United States Attorney's Office announced that a Grand Jury sitting in South Bend, Indiana, returned the following Indictments on May 13, 2010:

Janice E. Rauch, 51, of Niles, Michigan, was charged in an Indictment with two counts of wire fraud. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Barbara Z. Brook.

Gregory A. Downey, 28, of LaPorte, Indiana, was charged in an Indictment with one count of making counterfeit U.S. Currency. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the United States Secret Service and the LaPorte County Police Department. The case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John M. Maciejczk.

Eddie Wade, Jr., 30, of South Bend, Indiana, was charged in a two count Indictment with one count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Agency. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank E. Schaffer.

Karen Glenn, 60, of Logansport, Indiana, was charged in a two count Indictment with one count of theft of government funds and one count of false statements in application for benefits. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Social Security Administration. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jesse M. Barrett

Luis Vazquez, 38, of Michigan City, Indiana, was charged in a one count Indictment with escape from the PACT Bradley Residential Re-Entry Center. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the United States Marshal Service. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jesse M. Barrett.

Jermaine Davis, 28, of South Bend, Indiana, was charged in a two-count Indictment with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm; and one count of unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the South Bend Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald J. Schmid.

Shotoire Peterson, 32, of South Bend, Indiana, was charged in a two-count Indictment with one count of unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm; and one count of providing false and fictitious statements on ATF form 4473. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald J. 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.

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.