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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 27, 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:

Gregory Brown, 53, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced on 5/17/10 by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 12 months imprisonment and 1 day, 2 years of supervised release, and a fine of $1000, after pleading guilty to being an unlawful user of a controlled substance 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.

Chad Morrison, 31, of Lakeville, Indiana, was sentenced on 5/19/10 by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 15 months imprisonment a 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm. Morrison admitted that he purchased a .40 caliber Glock pistol from Indiana Arms and Ammo in the South Bend, Indiana area, and that he was a frequent user of crack cocaine and marijuana at the time. He also admitted that he lied on the 4473 form and falsely denied his drug use in order to get the gun. This case was investigated by Drug Enforcement Administration and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.

Alvin Beachy, 80, of Mt. Airy, Ohio, was sentenced on 5/20/10 by Judge Robert Miller, Jr., 3 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to mail fraud. Beachy was involved with Denise Thomas in a scheme to solicit money from numerous individuals to supposedly assist her with costs associated with the supposed settlement of an inheritance/estate. Beachy was ordered to pay restitution of $3,863,259.29, together with interest. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.

 

Leonard Love, 27, of Elkhart, Indiana, plead guilty on 5/26/10 before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to count one of an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

 

Landris McFadden, 31, of South Bend, Indiana, plead guilty on 5/26/10 before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to count one of an indictment charging him with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

 

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.