United States Attorney David Capp
Northern District of Indiana
5400 Federal Plaza, Suite 1500
Hammond, IN 46320
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton
November 24, 2010 PHONE: (219) 937-5603
www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ Fax: (219) 852-2770
ACTIVITY IN FEDERAL COURT - HAMMOND
Hammond, IN—The United States Attorney's Office announced the following activity in federal court:
Carter Metheny, 33, of Michigan City, Indiana, was sentenced by Senior Judge Rudy Lozano to 77 months imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count one of an indictment charging him with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute heroin in the case US v Zitt et al. This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Kolar.
Christopher Spears, 44, of 4900 block of Euclid Street, East Chicago, Indiana pled guilty before Senior Judge Rudy Lozano to count one of an indictment charging him with theft of federal funds, namely; FEMA disaster relief funds. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security - Office of the Inspector General. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas Ratcliffe.
Erick Rivera, 24, of Lafayette, Indiana, pled guilty before Senior Judge James Moody to count one of an indictment charging him with distribution of cocaine in the case US v Valenzuela et al. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation GRIT Task Force. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jacqueline Jacobs.
Raul Reyes, 38, of the 300 block of Hobart Street, Gary, Indiana, pled guilty without benefit of a plea agreement before Senior Judge James Moody to counts one and two of an indictment him charging with reentry of a deported alien, and misuse of a social security number. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Homeland Security Investigations. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Gary Bell.
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.