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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 29, 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:

 

Edward Ray Kind, 53, of Lafayette, Indiana, was sentenced by Chief Judge Philip Simon to 60 months imprisonment and 4 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count one of an indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute “crack” cocaine. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation GRIT Task Force. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randall Stewart.

 

James Askew, 30, of the 4800 block of Pine Avenue, Gary, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Simon to 70 months imprisonment following his federal conviction for possessing a firearm as a felon. In October 2008, Askew pointed a loaded handgun at a female driver of another vehicle during a traffic jam in Gary, Indiana and threatened to kill her. At the time of this incident, Askew was on bond for the state felony of dealing cocaine, for which he was later convicted. Askew was also then convicted of a second felony of dealing cocaine. Judge Simon ran the instant federal sentence consecutive to Askew’s two state sentences for dealing cocaine, and as a result he will not begin serving his federal sentence until at least 2018 after he is released from state prison. Askew also has a prior federal firearms conviction for possession of stolen firearms and another prior felony conviction for battery with a deadly weapon in an incident in which he shot another person. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives HIDTA Task Force and the Gary Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dean Lanter.

 

Husein Kanakrieh, 49, of Hendersonville, Tennessee, pled guilty before Chief Judge Philip Simon to count one, two and three of a felony information charging him with filing false corporate tax returns, and count four of an indictment charging him with food stamp fraud. Kanakrieh ran Jordan Foods in Gary, Indiana. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, and the United States Department of Agriculture Office of the Inspector General. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Toi Houston.

 

Juan Briseno, 21, of the 5400 block of Walnut Street, Hammond, Indiana, pled guilty before Senior Judge Rudy Lozano to count one of an indictment charging him with unlawful transport of firearms and ammunition. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Lake County Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Nozick.

 

Bonifacio Trevino, 29, of the 1500 block of Myrtle Avenue, Whiting, Indiana, pled guilty before Senior Judge Rudy Lozano to count seven of an indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute narcotics. 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 Jacqueline Jacobs.

 

Anthony Dovichi, 47, of the 11500 block of W. 131st Place, Cedar Lake, Indiana, pled guilty before Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen to count six of an indictment charging him with drug trafficking (crack cocaine). These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by Drug Enforcement Administration. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Kolar.

 

Samuel Garcia, 21, of Chicago, Illinois, 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 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Homeland Security Investigations. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jacqueline Jacobs.

 

Chiquita Deshazer, 24, of Chicago, Illinois, pled guilty before Chief Judge Philip Simon to counts one and two of an indictment charging her with conspiracy to commit identity theft and social security fraud. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by United States Postal Inspection Service. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Toi Houston.

 

Jermaine Ellis, 21, of Chicago, Illinois, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Andrew Rodovich to count one of an indictment charging him with racketeering conspiracy in the case US v Vargas et al. This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation , the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); the National Gang Targeting, Enforcement & Coordination Center ( GangTECC); the National Gang Intelligence Center; the Chicago Police Department; the Griffith Police Department; the Hammond Police Department; the Highland Police Department; the Lake County, Indiana, HIDTA and the Houston, Texas Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Trial Attorney Joseph Cooley of the Department of Justice Criminal Division, Gang Unit, and Assistant United States Attorney David Nozick.

 

Jose Zambrano , 31, of Chicago, Illinois, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Andrew Rodovich to count one of an indictment charging him with racketeering conspiracy in the case US v Vargas et al. This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation , the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); the National Gang Targeting, Enforcement & Coordination Center ( GangTECC); the National Gang Intelligence Center; the Chicago Police Department; the Griffith Police Department; the Hammond Police Department; the Highland Police Department; the Lake County, Indiana, HIDTA and the Houston, Texas Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Trial Attorney Joseph Cooley of the Department of Justice Criminal Division, Gang Unit, and Assistant United States Attorney David Nozick.

 

Jay Anderson, 49, of West Maple Street, Flora, Indiana , pled guilty before Senior Judge James Moody to count one of an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Anderson was previously convicted of felony burglary. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Flora Police Department, and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dean Lanter.

 

Jamelle Anderson, 22, of 167th Place, Calumet City, Illinois pled guilty before Senior Judge James Moody to counts one and three of an indictment charging him with bank fraud of Fifth Third Bank, and fraud with identification documents. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the United States Secret Service. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Philip Benson.

 

 

 

 

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.