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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 February 11, 2011                                                                              PHONE: (219) 937-5603 www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/                                                                   Fax: (219) 852-2770WEEK IN REVIEW-FEDERAL COURT

South Bend, IN—The United States Attorney's Office announced:Apolinar Macedo, of South Bend, Indiana, pled guilty before Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to count one of a superseding indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Sentencing has been set for 5/18/11. 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 Frank Schaffer .

Gregory Hallstrom, 22, of Michigan City, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Neuchterlein to count two of an indictment charging him with being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm. Sentencing has been set for 4/15/11. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives . This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

Heather Rach, 26, of Mishawaka, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 13 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count two of an indictment charging her with possession of a firearm as a drug user in the case US v Carpenter et al. This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.

Roxanna Brown, 34, of Osceola, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Jon DeGuilio to 33 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to counts one and two of an information charging her with wire fraud. Brown was also ordered to pay $481,244.65 in restitution. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.

Cori Rider, 27, of Peru, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Jon DeGuilio to 2 years of supervised probation and $4425.00 in restitution after pleading guilty to count one of an indictment charging him with misappropriation of postal funds. This case was the result of an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jesse Barrett.

Joann Joyner-Williams, 47, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Jon DeGuilio to 41 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release after being found guilty at trial of all 22 counts of an indictment charging her with preparing false returns, and making false statements to the IRS. Joyner-Williams was a self employed tax preparer who claimed multiple false deductions and credits for taxpayers who did not tell Joyner-Williams they qualified for such deductions and credits. Joyner-Williams was ordered to pay $2654.21 in restitution, and $2200.00 in special assessment fees. This case was the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jesse Barrett.

Damian Newhouse, 33, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 60 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count one of an indictment charging him with possession of an unregistered sawed off shotgun. This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald 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.