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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 November 30, 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 the following activity in Federal Court:

Cordero Mainer, 21, of the 1300 block of E. Bissell St., South Bend, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Neuchterlein to count one of an indictment charging him with being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Federal Fugitive Task Force and Project Disarm. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William Grimmer.

Tyran Lenard, 21, of the 4300 block of Meadow Lane, South Bend, Indiana , pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Neuchterlein to count four of an indictment charging him with making false statements to law enforcement indicating that he had fired a firearm, when in fact he know that he had not, and that Demaris Lenard had solicited him to make the false statement so that he (Demaris) would not be charged with being a felon in possession. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the South Bend Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William Grimmer.

Demaris Lenard, 27, of the 1500 block of Virginia, South Bend, Indiana, pled guilty before Senior Judge James Moody to count two of an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the South Bend Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William Grimmer.

Darius Swanson, 22, of the 200 block of N. Wellington Street, South Bend, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Neuchterlein to count three of an indictment charging him with being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jesse Barrett.

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.