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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 July 8, 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:

Salvador Burke, 41, of Elkhart, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Neuchterlein to count one of an indictment charging him with re-entry of a deported alien. Sentencing has been set for 10/6/11. 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 Frank Schaffer.

Melissa Sloop, 43, of Goshen, Indiana, was sentenced by Chief Judge Philip Simon to two years of probation and restitution of $15,907.00 after pleading guilty to count one of an indictment charging her with theft of government property, namely benefit funds administered by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. This case was the result of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor - Office of the Inspector General. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Toi Houston.

Barry Williams, 25, of Michigan City, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 46 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count one of an indictment charging him with distribution of heroin. This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

Derrick Smith, 30, of Elkhart, Indiana, pled guilty before Judge Jon DeGuilio to count one of an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Elkhart Sheriff’s Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.

Darryl Jackson, 42, of LaPorte, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Jon DeGuilio to three years of supervised probation and eight months location monitoring after pleading guilty to count one of an Information charging him with unlawful transport of firearms. 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 Frank Schaffer.

Theodore R. Wolfe, Jr., 28, of Winimac, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Neuchterlein to count one of an indictment charging him with unlawful transport of firearms. Sentencing has been set for 10/6/11. 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 John Maciejczyk.

Michael Love, 47, of Elkhart, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Jon DeGuilio to 51months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count one of an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of ammunition, and with being an armed career criminal. 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.

Neal Lucterhand, 26, of Elkhart, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Jon DeGuilio to 2 years of supervised probation, the first 6 months on home detention, after pleading guilty to count one of an indictment charging him with being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm. 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 John Maciejczyk.

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.