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United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

5400 Federal Plaza, Suite 1500

Hammond, IN 46320

 


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton

October 4, 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:

 

Kevin Blue, 26, of the 2000 block of Whitcomb Street, Gary, Indiana, was sentenced by Chief Judge Philip Simon to 27 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count one of an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Blue was previously convicted of pointing a firearm. This case was the result of an investigation by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives HIDTA Task Force and the Gary Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nicholas Padilla.

 

Marlon K. Spears, 39, of the 700 block of Willow Court, Hammond, Indiana, was sentenced by Chief Judge Philip Simon to 60 months imprisonment and 4 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to counts one, two and four of an indictment charging him with possession, distribution and manufacture of marijuana, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Spears was previously convicted of sexual assault. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation GRIT, the Hammond Police Department and the Indiana State Police. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas Ratcliffe.

 

Adolfo Juan Sotelo, 25, of the 5400 block of Old Colony Road, Indianapolis, Indiana, pled guilty before Chief Judge Philip Simon to count one of an indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute cocaine. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration HIDTA Task Force. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga.

 

Juan Carlos Torres, 26, of the 6200 block of Monroe, Hammond, Indiana, pled guilty before Chief Judge Philip Simon to count two of an indictment charging him with drug trafficking (marijuana) in the case US v Flores et al. 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 Jacqueline Jacobs.

 

Jose M. Santos, IV, 25, of the 1300 block of Truman Street, Hammond, Indiana, pled guilty before Chief Judge Philip Simon to count two of an indictment charging him with drug trafficking (marijuana). These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jacqueline Jacobs.

 

Robert Reillo, 31, of the 4200 block of Carey Street, East Chicago, Indiana, pled guilty before Chief Judge Philip Simon to count one of an indictment charging him with drug trafficking (marijuana). These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by Federal Bureau of Investigation GRIT Task Force, and the Gary Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dean Lanter.

 

 

 

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.