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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 September 13, 2010                                                                            PHONE: (219) 937-5603 www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/                                                                   Fax: (219) 852-2770

FEDERAL GRAND JURY IN SOUTH BEND RETURNS INDICTMENTS

 

South Bend, IN—The United States Attorney's Office announced that a Grand Jury sitting in South Bend, Indiana, returned the following Indictments on September 9, 2010:

Aaron D. Weston, 26, and Justin M. Myers, 24, both of South Bend, Indiana, were charged in a two count Indictment. Weston was charged with one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Myers was charged with one count of making false statements to federal agents. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Mishawaka Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald J. Schmid.

David James Yeskey, 25, of South Bend, Indiana, was charged in a one count Indictment with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the South Bend Police Department, St. Joseph County Police Department, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald J. Schmid.Denis J. Vilchez, 33, of Logansport, Indiana, was charged in a one count Indictment with unlawful re-entry into the United States after being deported subsequent to a felony conviction. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John M. Maciejczyk.

Cori E. Rider, 27, of Peru, Indiana, was charged in a one count Indictment with misappropriation of postal funds in excess of $1000. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the United States Postal Service. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jesse M. Barrett.

Apolinar Macedo, 39, Alejandro Castillo, 28, and Miguel Lopez, 24, all of South Bend, Indiana, were charged in a ten count Indictment. Macedo was charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and nine counts of distributing a controlled substance. Castillo was charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and one count of distribution of a controlled substance. Lopez was charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and one count of distributing a controlled substance. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank E. Schaffer.

Rafael C. Garcilazo, 25, of South Bend, Indiana, was charged in a two-count Indictment with one count possessing marijuana with intent to distribute; and one count possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the South Bend Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald J. Schmid.

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.

The United States Attorney's Office emphasized that an Indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.The United States Attorney's Office emphasized that an Indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.